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I've posted some of this stuff before but figured I would consolidate a post with the accessories I use on my PB K24. I haven't spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars like some folks and know that others probably have better or different ways of accomplishing much of the same thing. I don't use any temp control gadget and don't really feel the need to. After gaining a couple years experience cooking on mine I can dial it in and maintain temps fairly easily. (BTW I did do the vent mods to eliminate any big leaks) Anyhow, these are the gizmos I use to help cook on the Pit Boss:

 

  • Firebox Divider Charcoal Fire Grate for Most Standard Size Kamado Grills, 10.5-inch ~$35 I haven't even had a chance to use this yet but it looks well made and should help with two-zone cooking. I'm not certain this is really needed as I've been able to cope without it for the first few years doing two-zone cooks but hey it's a fun new gizmo.
  • Pit Boss 76251 Heat Deflector, 24" ~$45 I know that these are now included standard with the grill. I had one break and PB/Danson's did replace without any problems. I use the OEM deflector a ton... it's used for all my Low and Slow Smokes (brisket, ribs, pork butt, etc), CI Dutch Oven cooks (roasts, stews, etc),  pizza cooks, and all my baking.
  • Half Moon Heat Deflector Plate ~$20 These are 15" diameter and work well on the main lower grate to cook on the upper grate. I use these for two-zone cooking and also for a 2nd deflector in some cases, like for cooking pizza. These don't fit inside the legs of the OEM upper rack perfectly (more on that later). Also, I've split the OEM upper grate into two half moon grates to allow easier maneuvering inside the grill.
  • Indirect Cooking Rack, Extra Large ~$35 This is an accessory that I thought I would use a lot more when I purchased it. I still use it as a second rack for pizzas and such but it isn't something I wouldn't buy again. Unlike the OEM upper grate you can get the (2) half moons installed under it without any interference. IIRC this cooking rack is 15" diameter with the legs protruding out another few inches.
  • Outdoor Gourmet 14 in Preseasoned Round Griddle ~$13 This is absolutely one of the best accessories that I own ( I actually have 2) for my Kamado. I use it as a pizza stone up on the upper rack with both sets of deflectors in place and it works absolutely fantastic. I also, use this on the lower rack directly over the coals to cook my Philly cheese-steak sandwich meat. 
  • Maverick ET-733 dual probe remote thermometer ~$35 I didn't provide a link because everyone has there own set-up for monitoring temps.

 

Of course there's all the other normal cooking stuff, utensils and the like for the grill.

 

Firebox Divider:

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OEM Deflector with OEM Grates:

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OEM Lower Grate with Half Moon Deflector and OEM Half Moon Grate:

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OEM Deflector and Lower Grate with (2) Half Moon Deflectors and Upper Rack:

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Same as above with Cast Iron Griddle ready for pizza:

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5 hours ago, Pigfqr said:

Yup, I am ordering the firebox divider.

Cool. It's built well and will be a good addition. The vertical piece could be an inch taller but I think it will work fine. B)

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On 10/11/2018 at 4:48 PM, Bred said:

what are the benefits of the firebox divider?

 

thanks

B

 

It just enhances the dual zone cooking of using half-moon deflectors. You end up with 1/2 direct heat cooking (lit side) and 1/2 indirect cooking (unlit). With that being said, when I pull the divider and do a normal cook I think my airflow is better with the newer version of the lower firebowl grate. The ash appears to drop out easier.

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These are great accessories.  Right now the only accessories I have are a really heavy duty cover, and grid grippers.  

 

I agree with you about not needing to use temp control gadgets as it really hasn't been necessary.  Strangely enough, I find it easier to control temps on the K22 Pit Boss, than on my Weber Kettle, even if I accidentally overshoot my target temp.

 

I will definitely be adding the firebox divider, the griddle, and the indirect cooking rack.  Thanks for sharing.  

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