Definitely use a drip pan and some foil between heat & meat would work. Just foil the exposed areas.
Pics from SoCal Bash 9/3/16
Fall Texas Bash Info
Large Big Green Egg
"If you really care about this place, you'll show some respect for it." deguerre
"Bludawg looks just like I thought he would. Frognot looks like Tuffy Stone's dad!" aawa
(")_(") "Hang in there Dan Chambers!"