Juancho's Double Grill
An Easy Way to Increase Weber Capacity!
First there was Juancho's Split Grill to increase capacity and improve performance of your Weber Grill. Now here is Juancho's Double Grill to double the indirect grilling and hot smoking capacity of your barbecue.
The concept for this elevated cooking grate is very simple: Buy an extra stainless steel cooking grate which is just a bit smaller than the cooking grate in your barbeque. Put this extra grate on 3 inch high stilts created from nuts and bolts.
You don't need welding equipment or a grade in mechanics to construct this Hot Smoke BBQ Elevated Grate. I bought all the parts in a hardware store and simply screwed everything together. You can do it!!! And this page shows you how to to it.
Juancho's Double Grill in Action
Here you see 6 rib slabs loaded on the standard cooking grate of Juancho's Split Grill.
And here's an additional 8 rib slabs loaded on the elevated cooking grate of Juancho's Double Grill.
These ribs are Hot Smoke BBQ's Glazed Oriental Veal Spare Ribs. On the picture at the top, the elevated grate was temporarily removed - with meat and all - during mopping of the glazing sauce on the ribs at the lower grate.
Juancho's Double Grill Construction
How to make an elevated cooking grate:
Here is the overall assembly of Juancho's Double Grill:
Here's how the spacer bolt is attached to the elevated cooking grate using 2 nuts and 2 large diameter washers. These bolts have a rounded head, large enough to prevent the legs of the upper grill from dropping through the bars of the lower grate.
Here, for clarity, the spacer bolt assembly:
For this double grill I used galvanized nuts and bolts. Of course stainless steel nuts and bolts would be much nicer and more durable, but are not strictly necessary.
Juancho's Split Grill
To obtain sustained lower heat and improved temperature control, and to increase the grate area and be able to accommodate more meat or larger cuts, I developed an improved hot smoking method whereby the Weber Grill is set up for indirect grilling on one side.
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