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Drip pan over fire in a UDS

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I have read pros and cons on installing a drip pan over the fire in a UDS to keep the meat juices/fat from dripping into the fire. I saw one pro that said it prevents flareups. One con said the dripping juices in the fire provides more flavor to the meat. I am leaning towards installing a drip pan above the fire. My thinking is it will help with temp control and keep the meat directly above the fire from burning.

Any experienced comments on this topic?

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bruce, morning..... A foil pan under the meat, will collect the juices for making a great sauce, and also help with distributing the heat evenly...  The sauce is the big deal... full of flavor and can enhance any meal...    Dave

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Thanks Dave for the reply. I had not thought about collecting the juices. I bought a cheap aluminum cookie sheet at Walmart for my catch pan. Hopefully, the pan will be reusable.

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