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pabboy Jul 12, 2011 05:00 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/din...

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    rasputina Jul 13, 2011 04:40 PM

    Wow, I actually liked an article in the NYT for once.

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      Westy Jul 13, 2011 06:00 AM

      Thanks for the article.
      I completely see the appeal, but I think I would have to see one in action to really buy into it. I jsut don't se how you could smoke in one, and the design doesn't look like it uses less charcoal. The are pretty amazing looking, though.

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        pabboy Jul 13, 2011 06:43 AM

        To smoke in a BGE you have to use the plate setter accessory which essentially is a ceramic disc that shields the food from direct heat. The thick ceramic shell retains heat much better than a metal kettle grill so It uses less charcoal.

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          Westy Jul 13, 2011 06:58 AM

          Thanks! I knew there had to some tweak for smoking. My portable kitchen has a very think cast alumnium shell (top and bottom) and I agree-the heavier the better for steady temps.
          Appreciate the insight!

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            Nanzi Jul 13, 2011 08:06 AM

            We use instead of the ceramic dish, a round cake pan filled with sand and covered with aluminum foil. We have a Kamado(brand name) and have cooked everything on it, including stuffed turkeys. One of the best $800 we've ever spent.....10 years ago and she is still going strong and cooking amazing food.
            Ceramics are the bomb!!

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