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    Yet another deflector idea

    In searching around i found this cast iron plate on amazon from Lodge...pretty cool

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    Wow, interesting. Are you hoping to add some thermal mass as well as let some drippings through to the coals?
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    What did Lodge intend those for? Never seen one of those before. Any data on how well it defused the heat?
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    NO it just seemed to work...I think chicken is the great test

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    I like that it is a lodge piece off the shelf item. I have one and now will have to try it too. I have something similar I have been working on. (Will post some photos tomorrow) but not off the shelf stuff.

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    Would really like to see the deflector you've been working on Jim!
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    Deflector in testing

    Idea here is the hot spot needs at least a 6 inch round I have found that 8 inch evens it out a lot.the one in the photo is just shy of 7, the bigger the plate and you also reduce the drum effect also. The gusset in the middle is to lift off the deflector if you are going to raise the nest to do a sear on the upper location.


    I have not cooked with the lodge plate but want to check the temps and give it a try







    this set up has real even temps

    This is how it is currently running you did need to light the pellet dust to start it through the hole in the center . So far it burns real slow, which was what i want. I will let it run for at least four hours and see how it did.

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    Re: Yet another deflector idea

    Are you engineering something that will eventually be for sale? Looks pretty good.

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    Deflector

    Just trying to find something that is fairly universal for they way folks cook. I think if something is found that would fit that . Maybe Big Poppa would consider if it was worth having them made. I have tried to stick with off the shelf sizes so far. The compromise is to use the smallest size disc so the juices still drip on the coals and the ones that drip on the disc should sizzle also because of the disc being smaller . The idea of the pellet dust for extra smoke on the deflector really didn't work well at low temps. More testing to come.

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    Re: Yet another deflector idea

    I'm thinking that the deflector plate would have to get super hot to start the pellets smouldering.

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