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Trying to get an idea of how many Eggers use a plate setter vs. how many use some other contraption + a drip pan filled with water for their smoking.  I am trying to decide in which method I should invest as a new Egger.  
80% of my BGE use will be slow & low ribs, butts, shanks, that damn rabbit in my garden, etc.
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Platesetter in the large and a woo with stone from the ceramic grill store for the small.

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  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 313
    Plate setter, water or no water =doesn't matter
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  • Placesetter with drip pan (on foil balls for airflow).  I have a large and a 14" round cake pan fits almost perfectly.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 255
    Plate setter (foiled or drip pan) most of the time. Spider and pizza stone for large indirect (Turkey) - gives a couple of extra inches of height.
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  • ShrekShrek Posts: 50
    @yellowdogbbq - many men would disagree... can you expound?  
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 341
    Platesetter - always foiled
    14" Deep Dish Pizza Pan - used as drip pan filled with diluted apple juice
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • LBGE-- Adjustable rig/stone with drip pan. I also have the spider, but only use the AR on low n slows.

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    West coast retail for large Platesetter is $99.99. Alternative, CGS large spider $24.99, 13" ceramic stone $35.99, add the 13" CI grid from BGE for $51.99. A total of $112.97 vs. $99.99 and you have more flexability with the spider set up, even though it's a little more. (able to go indirect when you want and sear when the need arises) IMO
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • SaturdayFatterdaySaturdayFatterday Posts: 467
    edited July 2013
    Plate setter + drip pan raised on foil pucks and with a wee bit o' water in the bottom to ensure no burning of drippings.

    Also, love the inclusion of "that damn rabbit" in your list.

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,151
    Plate Setter foiled with a water bath!
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,409
    Plate setter with drip pan raised on BGE feet
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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,096
    I would cook the rabbit hot and fast. 475 should work. No need for a plate setter or drip pan.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,481
    Wear gloves when handling the rabbit...you don't want to get tularemia.  It's fine after cooking.
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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 553
    I have both the plate setter and a woo with a stone.. I really wanted the woo for raised direct.  
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,035
    Plate setter with a drip pan.  I like to add water and some onion slices to the drip pan - although I can't say with any certainty that it helps.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

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  • volfan1volfan1 Posts: 32
    Plate setter with a drip pan.
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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 893
    Tjcoley said:
    Plate setter with drip pan raised on BGE feet
    Ditto !

    Alexander City,Al
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  • When I had my large, I used the AR with oval stone & foil ring. I love the foil ring! Now that I have an XL, platesetter with the AR & foiled drip pan. I really miss the foil ring!

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  • Plate setter with a drip pan.
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 411
    edited July 2013
    I use a plate setter and a drip pan when needed, but I just bought one when I bought my egg. If I had done more research I might have gone the woo with stone route,

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,308
    I use a Woo2 with a stone for indirect. 
    http://ceramicgrillstore.com/xl-woo2.html
    Take a look around at this place before buying accessories.  Good toys and very well made.

    If you expand the use of your BGE, and you will, ;)  the Woo is nice because it provides the ability to use raised direct, or lower cooking close to the fire for searing.

    For low and slow, no water needed.  A shallow foil line drip pan for high fat items.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • definitely get you a plate setter

    North Alabama - Roll Tide

    LBGE 2013

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  • SlobberdogSlobberdog Posts: 53
    Parallel said:

    I use a plate setter and a drip pan when needed, but I just bought one when I bought my egg. If I had done more research I might have gone the woo with stone route,

    Me too. Notwithstanding, I have never felt I'm missing anything.
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  • nemonemo Posts: 103
    Foiled plate setter for all indirect cooking. Sometimes with/without a trip pan....depends what's going in the BGE.
    Fairview, Texas
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    plate setter


    The Naked Whiz
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  • SmyrnaGASmyrnaGA Posts: 186
    plate setter & usually with wrapped in foil... until I forgot 2 weeks ago.  I'll need to invest in a drip pan after all the gunk burns off.

    Large BGE, Small BGE, KJ Jr, and a Cracked Vision Kub.

    in Smyrna GA.


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  • chainsaw19chainsaw19 Posts: 256
    I have plate setter and adjustable rig, which I use depends on what how much I am cooking....either way I use foil to protect them from all the drippings.  No water
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,556
    Platesetter, drip pan with spacers. When I got the egg 7 years ago I did not know about the woo or any other indirect accessories. Oh yeah and no water.
                                                                        
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,405
    Plate setter with drip pan.  I use four 1/2 inch nuts for separators between them. 
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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