Originally Posted by michiana mark
BC2001, like your drum. You may want to cut down the size of your diffuser though if your having trouble getting up to temp. You might want to cut it down a 1/2 in at a time. I use a 16 in clay pot base in mine and it works like a champ. Don't want to smother the charcoal, ya got to let her breathe baby, breathe.
i see what your saying either that or just get rid of it i used it without the heat shield and it worked fine. i may still experiment with it though. and thaks