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Spider question

dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
edited 12:11AM in EggHead Forum
I want to throw some shoulder cut countries on with the spider rig. I am using the BGE pizza stone but I should or should not put tin foil on it?

I am going to use a drip pan under the ribs, but I don't want to get anything on the stone for fear of giving my next pizza a bad taste. Any Ideas?

Comments

  • BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
    Go ahead and wrap that rascal. But even if you don't and it gets all gunky, it will come clean putting it over a hot fire (as I learned yesterday).
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    I wrap with foil just for easy cleanup
  • thanks I thought the foil would melt down :)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,823
    at a high temperature I've had very thin foil melt, but you're doing ribs at what maybe 250 or 275? No problem. BTW I always wrap my plate setter when using it for indirect cooks as clean up is easy compared to scraping off burnt piles of crud.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • GrillmamaGrillmama Posts: 194
    Even though the pizza stone sits so low in the fire on the spider the tin foil won't melt?
  • The melting point of aluminium is around 1200 degrees F so unless you go nuclear you should be fine.
  • grEGGorgrEGGor Posts: 109
    I use foil all the time and haven't had any problems...
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I bought a cheap 14" aluminum pizza pan. I cover it with foil then place it on top of the stone whenever I am using that as my indirect piece.

    The foil comes off, the pan is fine, and the stone is white and clean.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Did the same thing as Fidel.

    Sometimes I will make kind of a pan out of foil and put that on the setter or pizza stone.

    It is easier to keep it clean than doing a clean burn IMO.

    Today I just used the spider upside down, foiled the deep dish pizza pan, then the adjustable rig, BGE Grid and the ribs.

    Works great. Love the spider and AR.

    GG
  • I did a turkey @325 for about 5 hours and was surprised to see the heavy duty foil I used had melted on the bottom. It was wrapped around the pizza stone on the spider which came out really clean white even wrapped in foil.
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