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Question about the Large BGE 5 Piece Eggspander and the Half Moon Accesories

SicilianSicilian Posts: 23
edited February 21 in EggHead Forum
I’ve  just acquired the 5 Piece Eggspander. I see a number of people are using the half moon ceramic “pizza” stone in their setups for partial indirect cooking.  Since you don’t really cook anything directly on the surface of the half moon stone why couldn’t you use one (or two) of the half moon cast iron Planchas  as a dual purpose accessory?  It could be used as a deflector when needed and as a grilling surface when needed, or both at the same time. They make cast iron platesetters to replace the Conveggtor. I’m all about simplicity and saving a little $$. Am I missing something?


  • Sounds like a good plan

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • MasterCMasterC Posts: 407
    Yes that would work. 

     I have cooked directly on my half stone biscuits, meat pies, pigs in a blanket....

    You will like the eggspander, have fun

    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • SicilianSicilian Posts: 23
    MasterC said:
    Yes that would work. 

     I have cooked directly on my half stone biscuits, meat pies, pigs in a blanket....

    You will like the eggspander, have fun

    I look forward to it, Thanks
  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 936
    I dont have the Eggspander but instead the PSWOO with half moons.  70% of my cooks use 1 half moon for direct/ indirect.  I had bought both half moons to get a full diffusion but I found it really chokes down airflow.  For awhile I just overlapped them a bit in the middle, but I broke down and bought the oval stone that does a better job without the restriction.
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,484
    I have a different setup - with a swing grate on a XXL - but I use cast iron as a heat blocker to roast steaks, then swing them out of the way with the lid open to let the cast iron heat up, then seat them on cast iron.  Works great.  

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

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