Jump to content

- - - - -

Suitable clay body for grill

  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#21 Marcia Selsor

Marcia Selsor

    Professor Emerita, MSU-Billings

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,614 posts
  • LocationRed Lodge, Montana

Posted 15 May 2016 - 08:10 AM

Check out 'the egg'. The interior is refractory pieces with some interesting draft designs. The exterior is enamel.
Marcia Selsor, Professor Emerita,Montana State University-Billings

#22 douglas


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 59 posts
  • LocationGeorgia

Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:00 PM

Yes the Egg type BBQ grill is along the lines I was thinking of, but laid on its side. Think of a propane tank laid on its side and split horizontaly so the top is a lid.



I think that design would be problematic. It works with metal grills because metal weighs a lot less and handles impact better than clay. A hinged lid with a wide domed lid is going to be heavy, and ceramic will get very hot during firing, so the effort of lifting it and the pain of the heat might be problematic. When you close the lid it could cause cracks on impact if the user does not have good upper body strength.


The Big Green Egg design works well because you are only lifting a small portion (the top) of the egg so it is lighter and you are not getting as much flame opening and closing the lid.

#23 Mark C.

Mark C.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,512 posts
  • LocationNear Arcata Ca-redwood rain forest

Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:58 PM

This subject seems to reappear regularly.
I wonder if anyone ever makes one that holds up?
We may never know
Mark Cortright

#24 graybeard


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 107 posts

Posted 25 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

I always thought that boys & grills could use the
same kind of clay.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users