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Can two half moons act as a Conveggtor?

Hi all, 

New to the Egg, I’m trying to avoid overlapping functions with my accessories. The Eggspander ecosystem is nice, but pricey. Maybe I can take some of the sting out by using two half moons instead of buying a separate Conveggtor?  It really isn’t about the money, I just don’t want unnecessary accessories if I can avoid them. 

There are a couple of posts I’ve seen on this, but nothing really conclusive. Any thoughts?  

Thanks!

Comments

  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,917
    The convector aka plate setter is BGE's way of setting up the system for indirect cooks.  Two half moons will work as long as there is sufficient spacing for the hot air to circulate above the the moon surface to get the indirect reflective heating.  FWIW-
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • Grogu
    Grogu Posts: 125
    An eggspander with two of the half moons is exactly what I use for all of my indirect cooking. Works as well or better than the conveggtor I would imagine. I’ve never used the conveggtor to be able to say that with certainty, but you have a smaller gap around with the half moons so less grate area exposed to direct heat with the half moons.
  • Grogu said:
    An eggspander with two of the half moons is exactly what I use for all of my indirect cooking. Works as well or better than the conveggtor I would imagine. I’ve never used the conveggtor to be able to say that with certainty, but you have a smaller gap around with the half moons so less grate area exposed to direct heat with the half moons.
    That’s my concern. Do the half moons reduce air convection more than the Conveggtor?  Probably not a problem for a high temperature/short indirect cook. I’m concerned about the moons’ impact on a 16 hour 225° cook. 
  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    no issue at all. None. 
  • Grogu
    Grogu Posts: 125
    I ran for 24 hours straight doing a multiple protein in shifts cook in the 230-275 temp range with not a single issue of air restriction. The temp increase was by my choice and intentional toward the backend of the cook because I needed to move things along for the chicken and sausage at the end. It ran 230 steady for 16 hours overnight for the pulled pork.
  • Thanks all!  Great information!
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,679
    Absolutely.  Thats what a kamado joe divide and conquer is.....two half moon stones.

    I like it better because then there are no plate setter legs that you have to worry about breaking off.  Easier to store, cheaper to buy, less stress points, etc.
  • abpgwolf
    abpgwolf Posts: 558
    I use a woo and 2 1/2 stones from the Ceramic Grill Store. This is a more flexible system than the plate setter. I encourage to look at their website to see what is available. 

    Lititz, PA – XL BGE

  • MasterC
    MasterC Posts: 1,323
    I use a basket, two half-moon stones and when needing a drip tray, a twenty inch pizza pan
    Fort Wayne Indiana 
  • I got my set up for my XL from here...I love it. Plus I think its stronger and less apt to break since its not so large.

    https://ceramicgrillstore.com/collections/large-big-green-egg-accessories
  • GoldenQ
    GoldenQ Posts: 559
    ditto on ceramic grill store setups
    I XL  and 1 Weber Kettle  And 1 Weber Q220       Outside Alvin, TX-- South of Houston