Originally Posted by dudz
I do use a diffuser...any good reason behind that ...also why cant i just cut it off ?
I just started using a diffuser plate in my UDS. I just use a clay pot plate thing from my wifes plant soaked in liquid. It makes a more even temp in your UDS. Have you noticed a temp swing from the center to the edge? you can cut it off but if you do not have a diffuser plate the fat cap acts as a shield to protect the meat wile cooking. It will also melt and drip into the fire adding flavor to the meat.