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Monday
Jul132009

Ceramic Repair on a Big Green Egg

Platestter Repair_1I knew there was a reason that I didn't simply throw away the platesetter that I busted last year.  I kicked it over and had to replace it, but I just couldn't bring myself to discard it.

Lo and behold, I added a Bubba Keg to my arsenal this spring and needed a way to cook indirect.  I finally got around to repairing the old platesetter (I had bought a new one for my Big Green Egg) for the purpose of using it with this cooker.  I'd read quite a bit on the intePlatestter Repair_2rwebs about using JBWeld to repair busted ceramic, so I picked some up at the local do it yourself store.

I simply followed the directions, mixing together equal amounts of JBWeld from each of the tubes in the package.  I applied it generously to the edge of the broken platesetter and let it cure for ~18hrs.  It sure seems to be a solid "weld", but the real test will be how it holds up to the temps on a BBQ smoker.

IPlatestter Repair_3'll keep you posted on how it holds up, but as for now it's doing fine with a load of pork steaks on the Bubba Keg.

Cheers,

Braddog

Reader Comments (3)

I did something similar. I took my plate setter out during a cook wearing two oven mitts but before I could even get it to the ground, it burned through both and I dropped it, breaking one of the legs. This was in March or April of 2008.

I used JB Weld to fix it then and you know how much I've used it since. I've torched that sucker over and over and it has held up perfect. I give JB Weld three thumbs up. Ok, I don't really have three thumbs, I JB Welded an extra one on:)

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

[...] I repaired a busted platesetter that I had lying around. I then discovered that it fit perfectly inside the Bubba Keg, making the [...]

[...] I repaired a busted platesetter that I had lying around. I then discovered that it fit perfectly inside the Bubba Keg, making the [...]
P.S. - Sorry, forgot to tell you great post!

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