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Hot Platesetter Storage

Hi, I have a large with a platesetter and I was wondering what to do with it, if you change to direct cook with a very hot grill?
I thought of making a rack that could be used for cooling and for storage.
                  
 bob
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,300

    Freddy,

    Great idea. I should get one. Are they expensive?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,048
    I just put mine on the cement leaned up against a brick house.


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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,817
    I have a set of wire shelves next to my egg and I set it on a shelf to cool if I need to take it out... or I just set the whole Woo3 rig with it in it on the top shelf...
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    I use a galvanized bucket for ash removal.  I set a hot platesetter on top of the bucket until it cools enough to carry it to the old gasser for storage.
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  • BakerManBakerMan Posts: 154
    I have a piece of marble on my table top so I'll put there till it cools. I used to keep a couple of bricks on the deck and set the place setter their till cool.
    BakerMan - Purcellville, VA "When its smokin' its cookin', when its black its done"
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  • I've tried to come up with something for that myself. Not just for storage but a tool to get the darn thing out when changing over to an open fire grill. Hard to believe that the "eggPeople" haven't come up with a gadget. So I use mitts to get it out and then place it on a 16"x16" stone paver to cool it off. I have run cold water on it but I'm probably lucky that it didn't crack. Would love to hear more suggestions.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,148

    Hi Bob

    Mine kinda looks like this:

     

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    I hope this helps.

    Same here!  That's almost my exact Weber, 'cept mine doesn't have the hinged left table.  
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Wherever you put it do it fast, I have a metal table next to my egg that I sit it on
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 412
    I have one of these in my garage and I just store it in the middle cabinet part after allowing it to cool a bit.

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    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    I just stand it on its side on the concrete.  Doesn't need to rest against anything, it balances on two legs.  I've never had it fall over...maybe I'm lucky.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,186
    I like to juggle with it, the DMFT, and the rain cap until it cools. I'm not very good; it's an expensive hobby.

    (seriously, I just put it on a slate paver)
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,795
    @Eggcelsior: I used to light my charcoal chimney over a slate paver a while back. It disintegrated after a dew sessions. The platesetter probably doesn't get as hot as that so I guess you're okay.

    When I had a platesetter (all of 2 weeks) I used to set it on top of said charcoal chimney to cool down. No the charcoal chimney did not have lit charcoal in it :)

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  • njlnjl Posts: 804
    I use a pair of long narrow (actually remnants) pavers on the bottom shelf of my egg table.  The tricky part is just getting it out when hot.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,186
    Yeah. Legs down limits the contact and creates air circulation. Plus it's easier to sit on to warm my butt when it's cold outside.
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  • bo_mullbo_mull Posts: 324
    I use a Woo2, i just grab it by the handles with welding gloves on and set it in my gasser.

    Cleveland, TN.

    LG BGE, PSWOO2, Stoker WIFI.

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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 902
    edited April 2013
    I have the official BGE cypress table for my XL and placed 4 fire bricks on their sides on the lower shelf.  The platesetter, pizza stone, SS grid or the CI grate (2 piece hence the 4 bricks) can be place atop with no damage to the shelf due to the gap for air flow.  I must admit to using the old Weber for temporary cooling space at times.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,263
    on winter nights I put in under the bed sheets to warm it up... toasty.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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