Have you seen the new Kamado Joe Grill & Sear Plate? I ordered this one from Atlanta Grill Company and it arrived here at the Man Cave today. This is designed to be a reversible cast iron grilling surface for use on the Kamado Joe Jr. and the Kamado Joe Classic. THERE IS NO VERSION OF THIS THAT WILL FIT IN A BIG JOE.
I intend to use this for searing projects on both grills but there is an unadvertised use for this as well that I want to tell you about....
This plate sits on the lowest ring of the Divide & Conquer rack very close to the coals in the firebox. This plate will serve very well as a high temperature searing surface in the Classic but it will also make a FANTASTIC alternative heat deflector for low and slow cooking. If you flip this grate so the wide side of the grill bars are facing up, it will serve as an adequate low and slow heat deflector that will allow some fat from your meat to drip into the fire and produce some of that amazing smoke from the fat that adds a great flavor to your meat. When I was cooking a lot of meat on my old Weber Smokey Mountain and my Ugly Drum Smoker, I was using homemade perforated heat deflectors for this very purpose.
I can't wait to give this a try as a heat deflector... THAT is gonna happen either Monday or Tuesday here at the Man Cave..... Stay tuned for more on that!
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