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Mini plate setter

LitLit Posts: 4,105

Thanks to the other mini thread I remembered this was now available. Headed down to Tucker this afternoon and picked it up. Kind of sucks to get the most out of it you have to also buy the new mini fire ring with the slots in it so it sits in right. I am gonna take the dremmel to mine and make it work. I know get the Woo and stones but I already have them just wanted this so I have one for all my eggs. In the store it seemed to fit in the eg perfect with just about a 1/4" to 1/2" gap all the way around the inside of the fire ring. Price wasn't bad $35.

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,334
    I love my PS. I have one for both of my eggs. It's solid and does what it do well. There are obviously other solutions, better or worse, but I do love the PS.


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  • Very cool.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,742
    Staying tuned
    Seattle, WA
  • WC1WC1 Posts: 42
    What's the gap between the grate and the plate setter like? Would like to compare to the gap with the woo and amazon stones.
  • LitLit Posts: 4,105

    Here's a couple pics I took of the platesetter in the mini with the old style fire ring. I am going to try to modify the ring toninght so the plate setter sits down further.image.image

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited April 2013
    I doubt you will have an issue with the dremel. I was amazed at how easy it was to sand when I put on a nomex gasket. 
    Looking forward to seeing it. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • HicHic Posts: 350
    @Lit, any updates on the modified ring? I think you and I have Mini's about the same age.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,586
    I am supposed to be receiving my mini today. Curious to see if it has the new firering. Imagine it will. They ordered it straight from ATL. How did the dremmel work @Lit?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,651
    Chubbs said:
    I am supposed to be receiving my mini today. Curious to see if it has the new firering. Imagine it will. They ordered it straight from ATL. How did the dremmel work @Lit?

    She posted about that @Chubbs and it seemed to go well.  Check it out:

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1150687/mini-to-the-max#latest

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Lit is a she?


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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    I am not a fan of platesetters BUT why would you want it to sit down further Lit? If I used it would be happy with that height. I use the Mini Woo with the stones and that looks to be about same. Used it for years.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    edited May 2013
    image<img This turkey was direct but the height on Mini Woo is what I was showing. See no problem in yours "as is".
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    Hic said:
    @Lit, any updates on the modified ring? I think you and I have Mini's about the same age.


    I have updated my mini to the newer model so the newer ring fits. You can buy the newer fire ring and take a belt sander to it that is what I did with my old mini. Took about an hour and my garage looked like a scene from scarface.image.image.image.

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  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    Lit is a she?

    No sir


  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    Mickey said:
    I am not a fan of platesetters BUT why would you want it to sit down further Lit? If I used it would be happy with that height. I use the Mini Woo with the stones and that looks to be about same. Used it for years.


    Don't get me wrong I love my woo but there's no way I could have made this fit with the woo. Also there is still room to cut the notches bigger and drop the plate setter down more for even more room. This cook the lump lasted 7 hours with probably another hours worth of lump left at 300-350 the whole timeimage.image.

     

  • LitLit Posts: 4,105

    Here's a pic of the ring with notches in it. You can see the grate sits like an inch below the felt line nowimageimage

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,379
    Your lump lasted seven hours with no problem?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,651
    Lit said:



    Lit is a she?

    No sir



    My apologies sir. I assumed by the avatar. Stupid Fred.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,586
    Your lump lasted seven hours with no problem?
    This gets me even more excited about my new mini. 
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    Lit is a she?

    No sir


    My apologies sir. I assumed by the avatar. Stupid Fred.
    No problem thats my better 1/3rd. Think she was jealous that I was taking pictures of the eggs so she jumped in. Gotta love how I lowered the aperature and focused on the eggs.
  • LitLit Posts: 4,105
    Your lump lasted seven hours with no problem?

    No isses. I actually was out of lump so I took what I used from my large from my last cook. It was wicked good so that really helps but below is pre cook lump and post cook the next morning after itimage cooled.image
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,586
    Pretty solid, Lit. 
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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