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Best Big Green Egg accessory ever

If you use a plate setter in your BGE, you know how difficult it can be to add more wood during a cook or to inspect the pit. Check out this new gizmo. It was invented and manufactured by a BGE dealer in Canada.


I wrote to them and found that it's available in the US from bbqoutfitters.com in Austin. I've use it for the first time this weekend during a long cook on a medium BGE and it makes life a LOT easier. You still have to remove the cooking rack, but this makes getting the plate setter up and then back in place a simple chore, especially in the middle of a cook. It's not inexpensive, but then neither was my BGE. Like a DigiQ II, this device is worth the price.
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  • njlnjl Posts: 818
    Looks good...but horribly overpriced for what it is.  I know a few people who weld...and may hit one of them up for one of these.  I bet it can be made in a few minutes for a few $.
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  • pkaboo1pkaboo1 Posts: 112
    Never added lump.Less than $15 maybe, less Than $15.
    Snellville,Ga.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,526
    I like the one someone here made out of rebar.

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  • I went to the Toronto EggFest this year (put on by Dickson's) and I bought one.  I've used it a couple of times pulling a hot platesetter in my XL and I like it.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,462
    Decent eggsessory at best. No offense, but there are numerous thing I would spend $40 (shipping incl) before this. If you have an AR you can check lump and add chunks without moving indirect piece anyway.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,709
    W/ woo I can lift setter and grid at the same time.
    Seattle, WA
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 568
    Only way I would buy it for that much is if I did pizzas all day multiple times a year. Otherwise, the PS is not too hot during indirect and the charcoal last a long time.  Can get all the smoke I need from using chunks and placing them throughout lump.

    Looks good, but overpriced for what it is.  One of the selling points of the egg is that the lump lasts so long and doesn't have to be messed with.  Also, most hardcore Eggheads seem to have the AR.

    Also, don't like the logic that eggsecories should be expensive.
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  • pkaboo1pkaboo1 Posts: 112
    Am I the only one that never added lump?
    Snellville,Ga.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,462
    pkaboo1 said:

    Am I the only one that never added lump?

    Have you ever had the egg going for 30+ straight hours?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,004
    I have never needed to add lump or wood chunks on any of my 24 hour plus cooks.  I could see if you wanted to pull the plate setter after a low and slow in order to do something else direct it could come in handy.  Having 2 eggs eliminates that need for me.

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,353
    I just put on some leather gloves and lift it out of there......no big deal.

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,283
    I do a lot of pizzas, and I add the wood chips just before adding the pie, when the platesetter and stone are hot.  I've always used a standard gardening trowel to pour the chips in past the platesetter opening.  
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  • To answer some of the comments above, I never need to add charcoal, only wood. If I'm doing a long cook, I clean my BGE first, saving whatever unburned lump is still there, then refill it. I do, however, need to add more smoke on occasion. While I agree that a couple of gloves will pick up the plate setter, I think this is a cleaner and faster solution.

    I, too, think it's pricey, but hey, everyone decides their own priorities. My goal was just to share it's availability and my enthusiasm for it with other Eggers!
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  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited July 2013
    I have one now hands never touch the platesetter hot or cold it's a excellent value. Bought it after first cook with indirect to direct change, no more hot fingers!
    Use it everyday because i store platesetter in my egg.
    Should be a branded product in my opinion.
    Brampton, Ontario



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  • It cost me $25 at the Toronto EggFest. I'm not sure if that was "eggfest pricing" or if that was because there was no shipping (especially to the states).

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    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited July 2013

    It cost me $25 at the Toronto EggFest. I'm not sure if that was "eggfest pricing" or if that was because there was no shipping (especially to the states).
    eggfest pricing, made that deal for me also.
    Brampton, Ontario



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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,064
    For $40 it doesn't seem that bad. But I don't have a plate setter, so not of much use to me.

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