I use a 16" deflector plate ( Pizza Pan) that has small holes in it. Could this be a problem, or does it matter? I picked it up at Walmart and the holes are only about 1/8 inch.
It's a UDS I built. I don't know if it's a problem. I was just wondering if the plate having holes in it was right or not and since it is only 16 inches will it deflect enough heat in a 55 gallon drum.