Originally Posted by Smokin' D
And I would agree with her. That is why a diffuser plate is a VERY good addition to a drum. The one I use sits right on top of the 12" tall charcoal basket and is full of holes. Works great. Here is the picture for your info.
Hmm... don't have time to fabricate a diffuser plate before this weekend's smoke of a 10lb brisket. Would it be a better play for me to smoke the beast in a throw-away tin pan to avoid direct heat and smoke? I don't want Mrs. Bastid complaining of it being bitter or too smokey!!