Originally Posted by Fwismoker
Yea I'm a big fan of the heat diffuser because it blends direct heat with indirect, also lets drippings still reach the coals for flavor...get a pizza pan, drill 1/2" holes in it and set it on a rack above the basket.
I don't think it's worth it having pipe up the sides... a better running UDS is more important than cosmetics imo.
^^^ my thoughts also. I think you get a better air flow without risers. I'm still looking for a weber lid, it'll give you more room for sure.
I did the handle thing on a ball valve to keep from bending over all the time. Works well.
UDS, Mini-UDS, smokey joe, gasser, 3 pie irons, and a weenie fork.