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Platesetter Issues

gatorheussgatorheuss Posts: 1
edited January 2012 in Forum Feedback
I am new to the BGE family, I bought an XL 2 weeks ago (mainly for smoking). I have used it everyday grilling dinner, but I really want to smoke a butt & loins this weekend (family coming over). My only problem is I don't have a platesetter yet. I purchased/paid for one at the same time I bought my BGE XL (2 weeks ago), but my dealer told me BGE is backed up on making platesetters and it is yet to come in. I called BGE yesterday and spoke with someone who said he would look into my problem and also said there is no shortage of platesetters. I feel confident my problem will be addressed, has anyone experienced platesetter taking this long to come in? I don't want to be a pest, but 2 weeks seems like a long time to ship something from GA to FL. 

Comments

  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Hopefully the dealer is not just waiting until they make a bge order. I think they get free shipping over a certain amount.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Skip the plate setter and get the spider and adjustable rig combo from the ceramic grill store. It can do what the plate setter does and much more...it's more $$ but worth it in my opinion.
  • Skip the plate setter and get the spider and adjustable rig combo from the ceramic grill store. It can do what the plate setter does and much more...it's more $$ but worth it in my opinion.

    +1
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,160
    The dealer is probably waiting to place a large enough order to have it palletized. Shipping platesetters singlely by UPS has been a disaster for dealers. I had 3 separate times it came in broken, so the dealer waited to get a large order together and it came in fine.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • I understand the dealer wanting to wait for a full order, but we will be going on week 3. When I think about what I paid for the BGE XL, it is gettting really frustrating.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,559
    No platesetter here.  Check out the suggestions I got and what I did.
    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1135892/indirect-cooking-without-a-plate-setter#Item_18

    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • What JerlChicken said.  Unfortunately I can't "quote" him.
    My actuary says I'm dead.
  • njlnjl Posts: 865
    If you have the rib rack, you can indirect cook by placing the meat on the rib rack, with the rib rack placed inside a disposable aluminum baking pan placed on the cooking grid.  That was my indirect cooking setup until I finally broke down and bought a plate setter.
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