You really shouldn't need a heat shield. I held my UDS at 200 last week for several hours. If I shut everything down, it will be out in 20 minutes. How much charcoal are you using to get it going? You should only be dumping a dozen or so lit ones on it max. Catch the temp on the way up.
Originally Posted by jdbh
i cant keep my drum under 275 thats if every thing pretty much shut down i thimk im gonna build a heat shield