Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It doesn’t get much hotter than the EGG cookin’ in July! Make sure to keep yourself hydrated with a bit of whatever you’re using for the Beer Can Chicken. Ice Cream Sandwiches are also a great way to stay cool. Looking for some great ideas for a summer cook out? Try out a Pimento Cheeseburger or Dr. BBQ’s Spare Rib Surprise. Just don’t be surprised if your neighbors stop by for a quick bite when they smell what you’re cooking!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Platesetter Question

DeafNativeTexanDeafNativeTexan Posts: 7
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Does it make any difference between legs down and up when using for indirect? Will it affect temperature, either low or high?


  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Usually the legs are up. This creates a better air flow and you can regulate the heat better...
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,679
    One other advantage (if you can call it that:)) is that with legs up you do not direct the reflected heat directly at the gasket (as occurs with legs down).  This will extend the life of your gasket (but it will die soon enough regardless). 
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    Seems to me if you are looking to crank up some really high temps then you need the legs down.


  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    Legs up also give you a spot to put the trip pan.  One tip I recently learned was to put one of the legs directly at the back of the egg.  The heat typically flows up from the front of the egg towards the back.  With the leg there it will deflect the heat more efficiently.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • Thanks to all eggers..Looks like it is no big deal whether using legs up or down for indirect..  But I'll have some fun to do some experiments, just like Mythbuster..  
Sign In or Register to comment.