cajun bandit heat diffuser?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rober49, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. rober49

    rober49 Smoke Blower

    while bringing my weber performer home the heat diffuser blew out of the back of the truck. I thought it was under the grate. DOH!! being a flimsy piece of sheet metal it was no great loss.  it looks like the easiest replacement would be a 20" pizza pan which in the 22.5 grill would leave a 3/4" gap around the edge same as the original. what i'm wondering is whether a pizza screen would work? it's basically a pizza pan with holes in it to help crisp up the pizza crust. or-would this let too much direct heat through? 17" is the biggest I've found locally. would that leave too big a gap? online, the shipping is twice the cost of the pan!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wrap it in heavy duty tin foil and you are good to go!
  3. rober49

    rober49 Smoke Blower

    wrap the bottom grate??

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