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Drip pan options

MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
I am looking for an option that will serve as my drip pan for 3 butts. 1 pan would be nice. Re-usable would be nice as well. 
Thoughts?
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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    What size egg are you using?
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    Could a cheap deep dish pizza pan work?
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    Large, sorry, forgot to include that. 
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    A deep dish is a thought. Would have to order it, you don't see deep dishes too often in the south. 
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    IMO, one large drip pan would be better than 3. I have been doing a lot of butts for charity work and still working out the kinks.

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    Click Here       But again you may have to order it.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,046
    They sell disposable aluminum rectangular pans at most groceries.  Don't do what I did and use the nice stuff from the kitchen.  I had to sleep on the couch for a week.
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  • It's either Dollar General or Family Dollar store, but I get oval or square aluminum pans there for $1 each.  They work perfect as drip pans for me.
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  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    Do u have a restaurant supply store in your town. The could have some options.
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  • If you use the v rack, 9.5x13.5" foil pans at the grocery store are the perfect fit image

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    I personally use the half steam table pans. I get a 30 pack for 6.99. But they are small compared to the grid of a large(10x8x2), and would not accommodate 3 pork butts.
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    Brownie, those pans look pretty good! 
    NOLa, I tried those, but the coverage was not what I was looking for. I just didn't know if someone knew of a pan that was made that would provide maximum coverage.
    Mike, I do. I have checked and all their stuff is seriously over sized. I did not think to look at their deep dish pizza stuff, however!

    Surely I am not the only one that would like 1 pan for 3 or 4 butts??
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  • MemphisBBQMemphisBBQ Posts: 92
    edited July 2012
    On a side note, that is some mighty fine looking meat there, Tex! Kinda looks like someone made a pass while mowing the lawn, though! Kidding
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  • On a side note, that is some mighty fine looking meat there, Tex!
    That was Easter so that has long been in the rear view. Just wanted to show the setup

    It was good though :)







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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,405
    I use a 14" clay flower pot saucer thingy & line it with foil.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,405
    I use a 14" clay flower pot saucer thingy & line it with foil.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022
    @bud812 Have you ever tried to use one as a deflector? (for indirect cooking with a spider)

    Cool idea BTW. How did you come up with it?
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  • EllisEllis Posts: 192
    The ceramic grill has four size, I was going to order one.  Is anyone using this type and if so, do you like them.  Thanks

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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,405
    I'm not sure it would take the direct heat from the lump fire. I just set it on the plate setter. I learned that one from the TVWBB when I had my WSM.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,022

    I'm not sure it would take the direct heat from the lump fire. I just set it on the plate setter. I learned that one from the TVWBB when I had my WSM.
    Cool stuff to know. Thanks for your thoughts.
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  • I have an 18 inch drip pan from ceramicgrillstore.com that I use on my XL.  It works well but can be a pain to clean.  Even when I line it with several layers of aluminum foil drippings always seem to  work there way down to the pan and get caked on.  It is almost easier to use the disposable aluminum pans which others have mentioned.  Like Brownie, I also buy the large packs of half size aluminum steam table pans at Sam's.  They are handy as drip pans, for food prep, and for cooking in.
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  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    I have used the same pans from Wal-Mart
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