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Using the KJ heat deflector.

MrossMross Posts: 334
I bought the KJ heat deflector to replace the BGE plate setter. I am really impressed with this piece of equipment. It fits perfectly in the LBGE and when using indirect has less hot spots than the plate setter.
Duncan, SC
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,561
    It is a touch larger isn't it?
    With the PS, legs up there is lots of airflow around the setter, as I recall the KJ is slightly larger, which restricts the air flow a bit more. 
    Obviously it works, 'cause your ribs looked great. 

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    This was the first cook with it and the hot spot was non existent. I cooked 6 racks and the outside racks had no char marks.
    Duncan, SC
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,720
    Link or pics?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    Here is a pic locking down at a 45 degree angle. There is about a 1/4 inch gap the entire way around.
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    Duncan, SC
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    Here is a pic of the webber handle light I posted earlier.
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    Duncan, SC
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    The KJ heat deflector will allow you to raise the grid to about felt level for a direct cook without the stone.
    Duncan, SC
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,561
    @MRoss I bought an egg because there was no KJ dealer in my area, Primo's yes KJ's no. Neighbor had a KJ and it was the first Kamado I cooked on. No regrets with my MBGE, just saying. 
    Like many MBGE owners I use a Grill Dome extender as BGE does not make one. 

    Find what works and share it, that's the heart of this forum. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    I had the plate setter to start with. The KJ design is better than the BGE plate setter. It allows you to do more with less.
    Duncan, SC
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,720
    Thanks @Mross. I'll try to get a look at one in person sometime.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    I really like it better than the plate setter. It is a lot more versatile. Using it indirect it does not have the hot spots the plate setter does. I learned about it on the Naked Whiz site
    Duncan, SC
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    What is the cost?  Is the photo showing the deflector being supported by a hanger from the fire ring?  Thanks
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    The hanger came with the stone. You can use it like the PS feet up or down. If you remove the stone and leave the hanger it will raise the grid to felt level. 60.00 on amazon.
    Duncan, SC
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,978
    That looks like a pretty cool accessory!  I would definitely consider that over the plate setter.  I have always wondered why the plate setter doesn't cover more area than it does.  The fact that it can do a raised direct setup is a nice bonus. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • LTAFlynEggLTAFlynEgg Posts: 84
    I also use the KJ indirect setup on my large. My dealer actually mentioned it to me as a good alternative to ps when I bought my large, he cooks on the KJ indirect setup as well. For the same cost as ps, the KJ offers more variety in setup with multi options for stone height : low on frame (ps legs up), high on frame (ps legs down) then you can also change height again by either placing the metal frame on top of fire ring, or in cut outs where ps legs would sit. Or as posted above, use frame only, and it provides raised direct. It really is like having a woo and ps for same cost as ps with better coverage then ps. I had made comments on other posts recommending folks take a look at the KJ, but they didn't get many reads, hope this thread gets more reads, highly recommend the KJ indirect piece.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    LTAFlynEgg,

    You have a good dealer to set you straight with this option.  I have "rigged" the upper direct grid, which the KJ provides.  It would be worth it to me just to get rid of the "hot spots" that the platesetter creates!  Most of my cooks are indirect, so this is important to me.  I would question the small amount of clearance the KJ has, but if it is working for you guys, it must be fine!  Now i have to find a source?  What is the actual "manufacturer" or "brand name" ?  Thanks

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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 712

    Sounds like a good set up. Wish I've known this sometime ago. I think it'll work even better if you use the 16" pan from Walmart (under $10) for drip pan over it.

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

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Thanks Mross,  Just ordered it....
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Here is a picture of the various configurations that you can use with that heat deflector:

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    The Naked Whiz
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Incidentally, someone asked me if you could use the heat deflector from a KJ Big Joe in a Big Green Egg XL.  I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but if anyone has any experience, I'd like to hear it.

    The Naked Whiz
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
    With a more resrticted air flow, is there any concerns about more flashbacks when opening?
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • MrossMross Posts: 334
    No flashbacks cooking low and slow. I have not tried at high temps yet. I t really does not restrict the airflow just redirects it in a circle as opposed to the PS configuration.

    @ Naked Whiz I got the idea from your web site. Thanks.
    Duncan, SC
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