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Aluminum foil on Plate Setter Melted?

Was just cleaning/prepping my Large BGE for my next cook. Noticed after my last cook (indirect spatchcock chicken @400 grill temp) that the foil that I had wrapped around the PS was melted(?) at the edges on the fire side. It looks a bit disintegrated:

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I didn't think I was anywhere near the melting point of aluminum foil? Also the fire side of the plate setter looks clean and not charred at all.
This is normal aluminum foil (not heavy duty). I could not catch all the fat off the chicken with the rectangular BGE drip pan and that was causing some flare up. Could that do it? Thanks

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,456
    edited January 2014
    One big way not to ever worry about that. Do like I do: Cook Direct Raised..... photo photo-137.jpg
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,471
    aluminum foil melts little over 1200 F.

    t  
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,971
    edited January 2014
    I have experienced that at times using regular light weight kichen foil, but never with heavy duty foil. A big 24" roll with 1,000 feet from SAMS is what I use and am still on the same roll I got 11 years ago! It may sound expensive, but not for what you get!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    +1 @RRP. ..but I go through a bunch.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 3,547
    edited January 2014
    Asked my sister for tin foil this Christmas. She asked if I was serious. Can never have enough tin foil. Love practical gifts! Received Four big HD Reynolds boxes this Christmas. Awesome!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,342
    WeberWho? said:
    Asked my sister for tin foil this Christmas. She asked if I was serious. Can never have enough tin foil. Love practical gifts! Received Four big HD Reynolds boxes this Christmas. Awesome!
    great idea!
    canuckland
  • RRP said:
    I have experienced that at times using regular light weight kichen foil, but never with heavy duty foil. A big 24" roll with 1,000 feet from SAMS is what I use and am still on the same roll I got 11 years ago! It may sound expensive, but not for what you get!
    Good to know. I will be making a run to Costco tomorrow and will pick some up. Thx.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,574
    My Boston butt. I go through some foil.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 6,384
    RRP said:

    I have experienced that at times using regular light weight kichen foil, but never with heavy duty foil. A big 24" roll with 1,000 feet from SAMS is what I use and am still on the same roll I got 11 years ago! It may sound expensive, but not for what you
    get


    @RRP - that roll sounds about the same age as your first thermopen.
    :D :D

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,993
    I cast lead a lot, and you can use an aluminum can to do this, but it will fail at 800 degrees.  Recycle places will not take foil because it evaporates at reclaim temperatures.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,971
    edited January 2014
    I have experienced that at times using regular light weight kichen foil, but never with heavy duty foil. A big 24" roll with 1,000 feet from kSAMS is what I use and am still on the same roll I got 11 years ago! It may sound expensive, but not for what you get
    @RRP - that roll sounds about the same age as your first thermopen. :D :D

    True! Actually I have a benchmark date for things that is so ingrained in my mind. My wife and I loaned a couple $10,000 on good faith and the b*stards skipped and never repaid us. Tell you what true love is...my wife has never brought it up even though it was my idea to lend them the money!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,993
    RRP said:
    I have experienced that at times using regular light weight kichen foil, but never with heavy duty foil. A big 24" roll with 1,000 feet from SAMS is what I use and am still on the same roll I got 11 years ago! It may sound expensive, but not for what you get!
    Wow, I buy those same wraps, and I am on my third in 3 years.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,971
    RRP said:
    Wow, I buy those same wraps, and I am on my third in 3 years.

    Wow! I'm impressed, Doc! Doing the math you have been using nearly 3 feet worth of 2 foot wide HD foil every day for 3 years! I'm a light weight user so I bow to you! LOL
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,993

    RRP said:
    RRP said:
    Wow, I buy those same wraps, and I am on my third in 3 years.

    Wow! I'm impressed, Doc! Doing the math you have been using nearly 3 feet worth of 2 foot wide HD foil every day for 3 years! I'm a light weight user so I bow to you! LOL
    Actually your math is perfect.  I used about three feet tonight.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,971
    That's about 6 square feet of HD foil - what were you egging or saving?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,489
    Let's check the math. 365 days per year x 3 feet per day = 1095 feet in one year. How does a 1000 foot roll last 3 years at that rate?
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,971
    Tjcoley said:
    Let's check the math. 365 days per year x 3 feet per day = 1095 feet in one year. How does a 1000 foot roll last 3 years at that rate?
    ??? - please go back and read his reply - he is now on his 3rd roll in 3 years so with each being 1,000 feet then that was how I came up with nearly 3 feet of 2 foot wide foil PER day for nearly 3 years.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,489
    I stand corrected. Missed the 3 rolls.
    __________________________________________
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • LitLit Posts: 5,744
    I would also go through a roll every hear to rear and a half. I buy the twin heavy duty Reynolds wrap from Costco think they are 250' each and I buy more than 1 a year.
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