Okay Eggheads, I need some words of wisdom. I do not yet have a plate setter or alternative, but I really want to try a slow cook. I'm thinking pork shoulder for the first try. I've attached a couple photos of the ghetto rig I've come up with. It's basically an inverted cast iron frying pan to act at the heat diffuser and a hand bent raised "grate" that I will cover with foil. I'm thinking I can put a drip pan on top of the cast iron pan as well.
Does this have any chance of working? (i.e. producing a good shoulder)
My biggest worries are that the welds on the grate might melt. Other thoughts?
There's one picture of the overall rig and another down through the chimney to get some idea of clearance. I think it's worth a shot but if you all say I'm crazy I'll pull the plug. Planning on firing it up this evening and letting it roll overnight.
Finally back in the Badger State!