Due to the overwhelming success of the Big Green Egg, several competitor Kamado cookers have entered the market in the past ten years. Companies like Primo, Kamado Jo, Bubba Keg/Big Steel Keg, have all tried to penetrate the Kamado/BGE market with moderate success. I was lucky enough to get a Bubba Keg for evaluation purposes a few years ago. I immediately fell in love with certain aspects of their design as compared to the BGE. The Bubba Keg was made of aluminum which made it much lighter than the BGE. It also had removable side shelves, wheels, and a trailer hitch which made it infinitely more mobile than the very heavy and bulky BGE. But the one thing the Bubba Keg lacked which rendered it almost unusable was a diffuser plate like the BGE's platesetter (pictured above). During my first year with the Bubba Keg, I tried over and over to smoke long cook meats, but they always came out overcooked and bitter because they were direct smoking as opposed to offset smoking. Ultimately, I stopped using the Bubba Keg for smoking and repurposed it as a high temperature grill (which it does very well due to it's styrofoam insulation core). When this year's BBQ season rolled around, I decided to try one last time to learn how to cook low and slow with the Bubba Keg. This time I trolled a few BBQ boards and learned that many people had success using a BGE platesetter as a diffuser. I took a few measurements of the Bubba Keg fire bowl and headed to the local BGE store. For a mere $65 bucks, I was able to fix my problem. Now I'm enjoying my Bubba Keg/Big Steel Keg much more....so much that I'm considering investing in a BBQguru so I can cook long meats effortlessly. For those of you out there with a Bubba Keg/Big Steel Keg, this simple workaround will really improve the quality of your BBQ.