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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Gwise06 in bayou classic   
    I have had this grill for 11 years.  I think I can answer ANY questions anyone has about it.  The BGE large plate setter works, I used it for years.  I would recommend the divided heat diffuser of the classic Kamado Joe as a better solution.  It works perfectly in the bottom grate, and can block 1/2 of the grill for both searing and indirect, or the entire top surface. 
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Gwise06 in Bayou Classic overhaul....   
    I have used this grill for 11 years.  The firebox collapsed, so I either had to repair it or buy a new grill.  I decided on the former, because I could overhaul it much cheaper.
     
    Getting an exact replacement for this is not possible.  It’s no longer made.  The Large BGE firebox would probably work, but I went another direction....
     
    My new firebox choice- the new sectional Kamado Joe firebox.... https://www.bbqguys.com/kamado-joe/classic-multi-piece-firebox-kj-mpfb23
    $100.
    This caused a second issue- the fire ring is too tall.  It is about 6” tall, that is 2” too tall.  So I bought the Kamado Joe Classic fire ring, it. Fixes the problem.  About $65 delivered.
     
    I could have stopped there, but I continued....
     
    Cheap upgrades... (everyone should consider these)....
     
    new thermostat
    new bottom grate... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4EPPX6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new seal
     
    more expensive other things....
     
    kick ash basket... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C9XJ28J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new side tables https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017O7JNB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    kamado joe classic joe divide and conquer system
    new cast iron grill grate https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZHZWDM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    grill expander https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTL6SZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
    what I have found....
    this grill now works far better than it ever did.  It gets hotter, starts quicker, is more consistent in temps.  This all due to improved airflow, mostly due to the new bottom grate and the ash basket.  It is easier to clean as well.
     
     
     
     
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Bayou Classic overhaul....   
    I have used this grill for 11 years.  The firebox collapsed, so I either had to repair it or buy a new grill.  I decided on the former, because I could overhaul it much cheaper.
     
    Getting an exact replacement for this is not possible.  It’s no longer made.  The Large BGE firebox would probably work, but I went another direction....
     
    My new firebox choice- the new sectional Kamado Joe firebox.... https://www.bbqguys.com/kamado-joe/classic-multi-piece-firebox-kj-mpfb23
    $100.
    This caused a second issue- the fire ring is too tall.  It is about 6” tall, that is 2” too tall.  So I bought the Kamado Joe Classic fire ring, it. Fixes the problem.  About $65 delivered.
     
    I could have stopped there, but I continued....
     
    Cheap upgrades... (everyone should consider these)....
     
    new thermostat
    new bottom grate... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4EPPX6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new seal
     
    more expensive other things....
     
    kick ash basket... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C9XJ28J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new side tables https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017O7JNB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    kamado joe classic joe divide and conquer system
    new cast iron grill grate https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZHZWDM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    grill expander https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTL6SZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
    what I have found....
    this grill now works far better than it ever did.  It gets hotter, starts quicker, is more consistent in temps.  This all due to improved airflow, mostly due to the new bottom grate and the ash basket.  It is easier to clean as well.
     
     
     
     
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Bayou Classic overhaul....   
    I have used this grill for 11 years.  The firebox collapsed, so I either had to repair it or buy a new grill.  I decided on the former, because I could overhaul it much cheaper.
     
    Getting an exact replacement for this is not possible.  It’s no longer made.  The Large BGE firebox would probably work, but I went another direction....
     
    My new firebox choice- the new sectional Kamado Joe firebox.... https://www.bbqguys.com/kamado-joe/classic-multi-piece-firebox-kj-mpfb23
    $100.
    This caused a second issue- the fire ring is too tall.  It is about 6” tall, that is 2” too tall.  So I bought the Kamado Joe Classic fire ring, it. Fixes the problem.  About $65 delivered.
     
    I could have stopped there, but I continued....
     
    Cheap upgrades... (everyone should consider these)....
     
    new thermostat
    new bottom grate... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4EPPX6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new seal
     
    more expensive other things....
     
    kick ash basket... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C9XJ28J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new side tables https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017O7JNB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    kamado joe classic joe divide and conquer system
    new cast iron grill grate https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZHZWDM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    grill expander https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTL6SZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
    what I have found....
    this grill now works far better than it ever did.  It gets hotter, starts quicker, is more consistent in temps.  This all due to improved airflow, mostly due to the new bottom grate and the ash basket.  It is easier to clean as well.
     
     
     
     
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Weekend Griller in Looking for heat diffuser/pizza plate   
    You’re correct, I saw that while researching parts for my recent overhaul.  There was a third party cast iron version of the BGE platesetter on Amazon that should work fine.
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Weekend Griller in Looking for heat diffuser/pizza plate   
    The only thing that I know of that fits your description is the BGE diffuser.  The one for the large BGE works fine, I used it for years until I dropped it and broke it.
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    ClemTig86 reacted to lunchman in Bayou Classic overhaul....   
    Some interesting mods to extend the life of this cooker.  Great ideas. 
     
    I owned one until last year when a fellow brethren member took it off my hands as a donation and breathed new life into it.  It had suffered a fatal lid crack due to an issue with the band which I hadn't noticed. I wasn't willing to repair it so the Goldens' Cast Iron was purchased as its replacement.  There's a whole thread in the brethren forum about the BC Cypress restoration. 
     
    It was a decent grill for me,  had its quirks but served me well. I almost hated to see it go but was glad it for to cook another day. 
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Weekend Griller in bayou classic   
    I have had this grill for 11 years.  I think I can answer ANY questions anyone has about it.  The BGE large plate setter works, I used it for years.  I would recommend the divided heat diffuser of the classic Kamado Joe as a better solution.  It works perfectly in the bottom grate, and can block 1/2 of the grill for both searing and indirect, or the entire top surface. 
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Weekend Griller in Bayou Classic overhaul....   
    I have used this grill for 11 years.  The firebox collapsed, so I either had to repair it or buy a new grill.  I decided on the former, because I could overhaul it much cheaper.
     
    Getting an exact replacement for this is not possible.  It’s no longer made.  The Large BGE firebox would probably work, but I went another direction....
     
    My new firebox choice- the new sectional Kamado Joe firebox.... https://www.bbqguys.com/kamado-joe/classic-multi-piece-firebox-kj-mpfb23
    $100.
    This caused a second issue- the fire ring is too tall.  It is about 6” tall, that is 2” too tall.  So I bought the Kamado Joe Classic fire ring, it. Fixes the problem.  About $65 delivered.
     
    I could have stopped there, but I continued....
     
    Cheap upgrades... (everyone should consider these)....
     
    new thermostat
    new bottom grate... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4EPPX6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new seal
     
    more expensive other things....
     
    kick ash basket... Do this! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C9XJ28J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    new side tables https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017O7JNB8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    kamado joe classic joe divide and conquer system
    new cast iron grill grate https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CZHZWDM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    grill expander https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTL6SZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
    what I have found....
    this grill now works far better than it ever did.  It gets hotter, starts quicker, is more consistent in temps.  This all due to improved airflow, mostly due to the new bottom grate and the ash basket.  It is easier to clean as well.
     
     
     
     
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    ClemTig86 got a reaction from Stile 88 in bayou classic   
    I have had this grill for 11 years.  I think I can answer ANY questions anyone has about it.  The BGE large plate setter works, I used it for years.  I would recommend the divided heat diffuser of the classic Kamado Joe as a better solution.  It works perfectly in the bottom grate, and can block 1/2 of the grill for both searing and indirect, or the entire top surface. 
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