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Spacers for drip pan

Just curious, what does everyone use as spacers between the drip pan and the plate setter for low and slow cooks?
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,258
    1/2" copper tee fittings

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,042
    BGE feet-from the by-gone era.
    Louisville
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,813
    The old ceramic feet. They need to bring these back. 
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Pieces of square tubing
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    I use my ceramic BGE feet but rolled up balls of foil will work too.


    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,774
    But a cookie cooling rack. They cost about $10 or less and are perfect.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0027SH7B8/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1367588606&sr=1-7&pi=SL75
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 714

    You need a spacer? I didn't have any and usually, just set the pan on the platesetter. Maybe I'm missing something here.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 714
    Did it help that I foil the pan? Maybe it reduces the heat conduction? I've never had to put a spacer and so far, have never had issue with it.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,572
    Did it help that I foil the pan? Maybe it reduces the heat conduction? I've never had to put a spacer and so far, have never had issue with it.
    Most low and slows you may get away with it. For a 400 roast or chicken the drip pan can get a bunch in it and if it scorches, not good. 
    I use the Dollar Store cooling racks, cheap and works very well, or some old tile strips. Anything to get air between the pan and the setter. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 714
    Did it help that I foil the pan? Maybe it reduces the heat conduction? I've never had to put a spacer and so far, have never had issue with it.
    Most low and slows you may get away with it. For a 400 roast or chicken the drip pan can get a bunch in it and if it scorches, not good. 
    I use the Dollar Store cooling racks, cheap and works very well, or some old tile strips. Anything to get air between the pan and the setter. 
    Thanks Skiddy. I will keep this in mind.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 680
    Yes , thanks Skiddy. Never considered it before today.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • rabdoggrabdogg Posts: 42
    Mason jar rings.
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,314
    Anything that is handy including rolled HDAF.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,299
    7 yr old BGE feet. The funny thing is I really never knew what purpose these things had till I started reading here.

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • loveTheEggloveTheEgg Posts: 365
    if u have 3 pieces of small stack stone laying around that will work. That's what I use and it works great! 
    Brandon, MS
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  • quackerquacker Posts: 10
    I just use 3 - 4 rolled up bits of aluminum foil. Cheap and easy.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I have been "in violation" of the rules, because i am allowing the dripping to burn up when hitting the foil i have laying on top of the platesetter............
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 417
    But a cookie cooling rack. They cost about $10 or less and are perfect. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0027SH7B8/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1367588606&sr=1-7&pi=SL75
    Absolutely brilliant.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • JustacookinJustacookin Posts: 237

    I like the cooling rack idea.

    XL & waiting for my Mini Max Bloomington MN.
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