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  • To all, I wanted to let you know I took everyone's advice and cleaned my Egg thoroughly and assured that the firebox vents were aligned with the bottom flue (they were) and then filled it with charcoal and fired her up. Based on the temperature (the…
  • Thank you all! I'm going to take your suggestion(s) and make sure the BGE is clean from ashes and that the vent hole and firebox are correctly aligned. As to the latter, I think they are as I normally use a DigiQ to control temperature and it wouldn…
  • Chubbs said: give it away for free... give it away for free... give it away for free... LOL. With the donor being you, no doubt!
  • fletcherfam said: Silly question, why not just use welding gloves? You could, but, IMHO, this is just a cleaner and faster way to lift the plate. I just received mine a week ago and used it on my first long cook, where I continue to ad…
  • 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 a…
  • Hondabbq, lol! That day is long gone for my plate setter! I keep it clean by the method I described above, but I'm going to start using foil and see if it makes any difference in cook times or the final results. I'm off to a wedding this weekend, bu…
  • It took me awhile, but I wanted to report back that I bought a spray can of Rustoleum Hunter Green paint. I couldn't find a sample size, but a full can was only $3.98. The color is perfect and it solved the problem. Thanks, MattyMc!
  • Caliking, you may be right that the foil actually reflects the heat back up, but aluminum is a lousy conductor of heat. That's why you can take foil and touch it just a couple minutes after it's out of the oven as opposed to the material that the BG…
  • Charlie tuna said: The finished product turbo cooked: Looks delicious, Charlie!
  • SmokeyPitt said: Perhaps you are blocking a little more heat with the foil but I don't think enough to matter, plus I think the idea is to block the direct heat anyway.  Well, the idea of the plate setter is to generate radiant heat without d…
  • Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to start with the aluminum foil over the plate setter and see how it goes.
  • Well, I've owned it for about two months now and have done both low temperature and high temperature cooks in my BGE. In short, I love this thing. I've discovered if the flue is left too open, the temperature will start to get too high. Once the BGE…
  • I use a DigiQ DX2 from the same company, BBQ Guru. I use it with a Big Green Egg and think it's a game changer. The PartyQ is just a simplier, battery operated version of DigiQ, and with a smaller fan. I can't speak to the problems others have writt…
  • Last nights dinner of St. Louis ribs was delicious. The ribs were juicy and falling off the bone. This morning when I checked the Egg to see how the coal were after 7 hours at 225˚, I still had 2/3rds of my charcoal. Man oh man, the DigiQ is definit…
  • Thanks, Matty. As you suggest, I'll get some paint the next time I do a Home Depot run.
  • Thanks for the feedback. You don't think the chip itself has to be repaired? In other words, it's just cosmetic? BTW, I checked inside the BGE and there is no damage at the areas that are chipped on the outside.
  • Add me to the list of people who just ordered the Digi Q DX2 for my medium BGE. Mine is about 20 years old, so I'm pretty good at maintaining temperature, especially with the aid of a Maverick 732 set of probes. The problem is I still have to interv…
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