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Unread 07-08-2010, 08:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Howtobrew View Post
How far above the top of the firebox should the diffuser or grease catchpan be?
A few inches. I'd say no more than 6. The higher you go, the less effective it will be, and it may interfere with the smoke flowing around the meat.

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What is the minimum distance between the top of the firebox to the food grate?
Most people say 24" from the bottom of the coals to the cooking grate. That doesn't do you much good if your coal basket is 22" tall.

I say, if you're using a diffuser/grease pan, 6" - 8" above that. Or about 12" - 16" from the top of your coal basket.
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