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Drip pan for XL??

mattmmattm Posts: 56
edited 9:11PM in EggHead Forum
New egger here...too much free time since I got the more adding wood every more anxiety over low and slow cooking more mad dashes to the store for more, and more, and more charcoal...the BGE is making me lazy.

Question...I have the XL and with the platre setter there is no place for a drip pan. I am doing a brisket and wondering what others do. I think I can get the grill extender but just wondering if I am setting things up correctly?

BTW This is a great forum and was extremely helpful in my decision to get the BGE. Had it for a few weeks and it is getting a workout...I call it the "BGE Combine".


  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Put the platesetter in between the fire ring and fire box and you can make one out of heavy duty foil or use a thin pizza pan.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    If you have a strong enough drip pan,you can set the grid ot top of that.18" diameter is the perfect size for the XL plate setter.Like YB said,you can also put the plate setter under the fire ring.The only downside to this is less lump capacity.This is really not a problem though unless you'll be cooking for more than 20 hours or so ;)
  • mattmmattm Posts: 56
    Thanks for the help guys...Got the BGE a few weeks ago and lovin it!
  • CaptGrumpyCaptGrumpy Posts: 58
    I use a 1/4 pan cooking sheet front a restaurant supply. You can use cookie baking pans as well. I just did 2 butts and a 9 pound brisket and the pan held it all!

    For ribs, I use a pizza pan.
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