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XL egg, place setter and drip pan

I got an XL egg for an early father's day gift.  We had ribs for the first time last night, and they turned out great.

The XL place setter has short legs (unlike the large place setter, which seems to have longer legs).  I didn't use a drip pan last night, so my place setter got messy.  In the future, I want to use a drip pan to keep things cleaner, and also because I may want to put in some water/juices to get things moist.

Here's my question -- with the short legs of the XL place setter, it seems I'll need to use a very shallow drip pan.  Is that right?  Or am I doing something wrong?

Thanks

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  • n2wdwn2wdw Posts: 47
    To clarify, my plan is to put a drip pan on the place setter (with the legs up) - and then put the grill on the place setter so the pan is underneath.  but due to the short legs of the place setter, it seems the pan would have to be shallow.  is this right?  Thanks
  • I had the same problem so I built a raised grill out of a 17" round webber grill from lowes and some stainless steel bolts, nuts, and fender washers. It works great and I only spent $30.
    Dirty Trucks..Lonely Wives..HAPPY DOGS! XL Big Green Egg...Place Setter...XL Pizza Stone
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,981
    edited May 2013
    Your drip pan has to be pretty shallow particularly if you want an air gap between the drip pan & XL plate setter. Here's what my set up looks like: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    My pan is from the Ceramic Grill Store and I wrap it in foil for easy cleanup (just wasn't wrapped in this pic).
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    i use a old broiler pan from a oven i found at a flea market with a wire cooling trivet under it for the air gap in my XL
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I use foil pans on copper end caps for an air gap. I then squash it down a little.
    Lynnwood WA
  • n2wdwn2wdw Posts: 47
    Thanks for all this information.  I just wanted to make sure I got the right pieces from the store.

    Another question -- why do you need an air gap between the place setter and the drip pan?
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    to help prevent the drippings from burning 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • Scott PScott P Posts: 22
    Try this web site for a drip pan. The pan fits perfect between the plate setter and the grid. There are 2 different sizes one for large and XL. Wrap in foil for easy clean up http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/drip-pans.html
  • n2wdwn2wdw Posts: 47
    Scott P said:
    Try this web site for a drip pan. The pan fits perfect between the plate setter and the grid. There are 2 different sizes one for large and XL. Wrap in foil for easy clean up http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/drip-pans.html
      thanks it looks great
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    I use aluminum pans and squash then down a little to fit. I don't use an air gap between the pan and platesetter. Never had any issues. The drippings of the butts are all burned up, but have no effect on the outcome of the food. Also, a cheap grocery store 13x9 cake pan will fit between the setter and grid. I used to use that, but the aluminum pans are just easy to roll up and throw away.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • lewisj82lewisj82 Posts: 184
    For my XL, I use these really short disposable baking pans that my wife gets at the dollar store. (She's a teacher so she's always there for cheap supplies). I use those with some small pieces of brick to raise it for an air gap.  

    BGE XL- Tomball, TX

    "Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said, "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Ricky Bobby
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