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16" round drip pan - bad idea?

MikeGMikeG Posts: 174
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum

As seen in these pics.  Does this big guy compromise airflow enough to mess with proper L&S cooking?  I like keeping all that gunk out of the cooker.

I've used it in three cooks so far and all seems well but I'm so new I don't yet know what I don't know :)




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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471

    I've used it in three cooks so far and all seems well 




    It looks like you've pretty much answered your own question.

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  • Weber ash tray ? It's still smaller than a platesetter or other heat blocker so I think your fine. Good idea
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    ...and the open area at the sides is much more than the open area of the upper( and/or lower vent) when set at low and slow temps.  it would have to be smaller to truly restrict the airflow to any degree
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I have a 15" cast iron skillet I use as a drip pan sometimes with the plate setter for shorter cooks. I tried it for the first time this past week with an overnight smoke and my fire went out (there was still lump that was unturned). I assume it was because of the skillet....
  • I use an old ceramic covered broiling pan without the top and put HD foil.Can fill with liquids and all.When done,Throw away the tin foil.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    @leechrg: no reason that skillet should snuff the fire.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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