With summer approaching, thoughts of turning the oven on in the kitchen make me go yuck. So I started to look at posts where people use their gas grills to bake their pizzas. Lots of different setups, and advice to use stones, etc to lower the top of the grill. I also looked at the LBE, and while it appeals to the mad scientist in me... not yet.
I have a Weber Genesis propane grill. I have a 12x20 5/8 inch thick kiln shelf that I've been using in the electric oven. It would give me around 1 inch clearance on each side, and around 3 inches front and back. The height between the grate and the top of the grill is 9-10 inches inches.
I'm wondering if this might work. My idea is to raise the level of the bottom stone by 5-ish inches to get it closer to the top. I'm looking at some 2 inch square kiln posts (probably 5 inches high), and setting them at the corners of the kiln shelf to raise the shelf to around 4-ish inches from the top of the grill. A couple of issues that I can think of. One is that the grill hood is sloped a bit in the front, so I'm thinking that I would push the kiln shelf almost to the back, leaving 1 inch clearance at the back. The second is that I'm wondering about heat loss if the shelf is 5 inches off the grate.
BTW, I'm the guy you see wandering around Home Depot, muttering, "Why doesn't someone make one of these widgets? Oh well, if I screw this into that, and buy this and cut it that way, I think that'll do it."
OK... over to you. Thanks.