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Using platesetter

carter422carter422 Posts: 58
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I just got my egg last week and it cooks great.  When do I put the platesetter in the egg?  While it is coming up to temp or after it has reached temp?
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  • Coming up, if you wait it will pull the temp down due to the large mass of cold ceramic. But if you don't mind waiting it reall shouldn't hurt anything.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • I get my egg 50 degrees above the target temp, then i put in the plate setter
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  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    I put mine in when I lite it, so coming up is my vote
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  • I usually put mine in when I take the electric starter out.  
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
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  • I always put mine in after the flames go out on my starter cube(s).  That way it comes up to temp with the egg.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,186

    Coming up, if you wait it will pull the temp down due to the large mass of cold ceramic. But if you don't mind waiting it reall shouldn't hurt anything.
    +1
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  • As you can see the rules of when to put in a plate setter are crystal clear, PLEASE DO NOT DEVIATE! YOUR EGG COULD EXPLODE!

    In all seriousness all the above works, I like to put mine in after I light the egg and have removed my electric starter, easier to drop it in because the fire is not too hot yet. Whatever works for you..
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • AZbgeAZbge Posts: 90

    Coming up, if you wait it will pull the temp down due to the large mass of cold ceramic. But if you don't mind waiting it reall shouldn't hurt anything.
    +1
    +2
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  • I put it in last night after my fire starter went out.  It was taking a while to heat up but it is a big piece of thermal mass.  I think the next time I use it I might start 2 cubes instead of 1 to help with the temp coming up.
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  • carter422 said:
    I put it in last night after my fire starter went out.  It was taking a while to heat up but it is a big piece of thermal mass.  I think the next time I use it I might start 2 cubes instead of 1 to help with the temp coming up.
    If you do not have an outlet close by, I can see using fires starter cubes, towels soaked in oil, etc... in a phrase, been there, done that. About ten years ago discovered an electric starter for use in my Weber, still have it, still use it. Between 6 and 8 minutes and the fire has started. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • AZbgeAZbge Posts: 90
    carter422 said:
    I put it in last night after my fire starter went out.  It was taking a while to heat up but it is a big piece of thermal mass.  I think the next time I use it I might start 2 cubes instead of 1 to help with the temp coming up.
    Had the same problem until I started using a weed burner.  I only use the cubes now for slow and low.
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  • I didn't get the electric starter when I purchased my egg.  But I do need a few good birthday ideas.
    :D
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  • I always put mine in after the flames go out on my starter cube(s).  That way it comes up to temp with the egg.

    Me too.....although I am no expert.

    It just allows me to get to my beer quicker.

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