Well, I was intending to just replace the element on my Brinkmann gourmet but ended up with a new one. The WSM will have to wait a while.
Anyways, rather then using the lava rock, I decided to upgrade a bit and look for fire bricks. No dice at HD. But they did have these "char diamonds" from Charbroil. My question for you guys, is it "ok" if they touch the element a smidge or is that bad for the unit?
Now I just need to figure out a loose seal for around the top of this bad boy.
Any feedback on the "char diamonds" is also welcomed
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