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Junk on bottom of plate setter

After my last turbo cook of 2 pork shoulders (plate setter feet up) I noticed my foil missed a few areas and I had drippings on the plate setter. No big deal and I could understand it. What I found curious was a similar stain on the bottom of the plate setter which should have just been exposed to the fire. My wife thought it had a burnt plastic smell to it. I didn't think much of it but as I went to clean my plate setter I was forced to try and clean both sides at once which didn't go well. So my question is, how did the bottom of the plate setter get dirty? The only thing I can think of is that I put the plate setter on right after I started the fire starter and it was a waxy build up (but that should be easily cleaned by the pork shoulder cook) or it was chicken fat leftover from a previous cook (but that also should have been burnt off).
XL egg owner, home brewer, jogger, coffee roaster, gamer 


  • Can't tell what happened exactly in your situation, but I foil my platesetter. Peel off a layer and put some more foil back on for next time.I think I have about 10 layers of foil on it right now.  :D
    Small (hatched 6/13/2015)
    XL (hatched 4/21/2012)
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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 730
    Any pics?
  • pretzelbpretzelb Posts: 156
    Sadly I didn't take any pics. It looked like normal burnt drippings but since it was the bottom I was really trying to figure out what it could be. I am trying a pizza for the first time in a cast iron skillet and I hope it comes out better than how I smell right now (after fighting with all the smoke). Oh well, I'm new so I guess it's all just a learning experience.
    XL egg owner, home brewer, jogger, coffee roaster, gamer 
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,703
    When you take out the PS how do you store it? Perhaps something stuck to it when you set it down and burned off during your last cook.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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