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Plate setter

billexbillex Posts: 27
edited 12:15AM in EggHead Forum
Can anyone tell me the benifits of a Plate setter, I know you can invert it to help smoking, but what else?? i want to smoke more food but can't find any fire bricks, is the plate setter my best choice?


  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    The plate setter makes it more convenient for doing indirect cooks. You can put it in with feet up, put drip pan under it to catch any drippings; leave the grill in place, put the plate setter in with feet down and add a pizza stone and it not only does it add the needed ceramics for cooking a pizza or bread but it also raises the cooking level, making it easier to get the food off.
    Some folks prefer fire bricks; some the plate setter. I prefer the plate setter.

  • billex,
    I did a boston butt one day this past weekend and ribs another day, both using the plate setter.

  • GloriaGloria Posts: 161
    Did you just lay the Boston butt on top of the plate setter, or did you put the grill grid on top of it?

  • billexbillex Posts: 27
    Shelby, so the only other use it has besides indirect cooks is for cooking pizza? I have a grill extender, would a plate setter still be an adventage for indirect cooks or do i really need one.
    Thank for your input

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    If you can't find firebricks, then the plate setter would be a good way to introduce ceramic between the meat and the fire. It is useful for shielding anything from the fire.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • Gloria,
    I had the plate setter upside down, drip pan, then grill, the the butt on the grill.

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