The way to accomplish this is to use the defuser plate. Do you have one? That will really do the job. Using a full run of grill grates with the difuser will do it too if you are grilling. Your only hot spots will be on the edges.
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Weber Platinum Kettle, Weber OTS, Meco square grill, ECB, UDS, WSM, a cool fold up camping grill, Blackstone flat top camping stove, The MOAB, and now the proud owner of a YS640, MOINK.
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Father of the Fatty (the name) 4/20/04 on the BBQ Brethren with inspiration from Brother parrothead.