Hey, lurk a lot here but don't post much. But I've got a question for you guys. I've got a mini akorn kamado grill that I've been trying to find a good diffuser for. There is supposedly a plate setter available from chargriller but I've never been able to find one actually for sale for the mini.
I really want to use the mini for a small pork butt tomorrow so I picked up a pie pan and a 9in terra cotta drip tray today from ace. Is there a reason to use or not use either of these? The pie pan is coated with non stick and I'm a little worried about burning off the non stick coating on the pan. Is this a valid concern or will I be ok? I'd like to run aaround 300 but with the size of the mini the diffuser is right on top of the coals.
Thanks fir the help
11-09-2013 06:55 PM
I dont know if i would use it with the coating on it. But then again then put them in the oven at 400*
11-09-2013 06:57 PM
If sitting right on coals you might burn my the coating off, but if its just "in" the cooker you should be fine. Baking temps are hotter than smokin temps!
11-09-2013 08:29 PM
Ok. While not sitting ON the coals it will be just a couple inches above them. So what about the terra cotta saucer? Any issues with that?
11-09-2013 08:33 PM
I don't use non-stick pans, except for ceramic, as I found out, when my brother owned parrots, that anything over about 200°F and the parrots would get sick or die. Decided that I don't care what other people say, parrots die from moderate heat and non-stick, I can do without.
Use a pie pan and wrap it with foil. Or, just use a few layers of heavy duty aluminum foil as a diffuser, it works.
11-09-2013 08:39 PM
I'm using a terracotta saucer for a diffuser in my vision kamodo and it's doing fine