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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: 8,177
    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 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • 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..  
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