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What Should You Use as A Diffuser For Your Mini?

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Over the years this subject has come up time and time again.  What makes the best diffuser for the mini? Terra-cotta Saucer? Cast Iron Frying Pan with the handle cut off? Steel plate? The Steam Tray that came with your pot? 

 

I use nothing more than a disposable aluminum pie plate with a few cups of water in it.  Inexpensive and they work great.  Best of all, after the smoke I just toss them in the trash. One less thing to clean!

 

B

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I don't have a mini, but I use the heck out of those pans! Water pans, drip pans, scrap pans, serving pans, freezing pans....

Yep, good stuff!
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I just use the steamer plate that came with it. If I'm using the bottom rack I'll put a 9" round cake pan upside down on top of the steamer to deflect the heat right over the coal ring.
Edited by Mdboatbum - 7/12/15 at 11:19am
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I just use the steamer plate that came with it. If I'm using the bottom rack I'll put a 9" round cake pan upside down on top of the steamer to deflect the heat right over he coal ring.


Good idea on that cake pan.

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Alumnium Its the miracle metal!

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My very first diffuser was a rock with frozen line needles on it!

 

 

I have used the terracotta tray, a chunk of granite. Now pretty much all I use is the steamer insert, unless I am doing something low and slow, then I use my foil covered hunk of granite.

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Originally Posted by CrankyBuzzard View Post

I don't have a mini, but I use the heck out of those pans! Water pans, drip pans, scrap pans, serving pans, freezing pans....

Yep, good stuff!
You should have a mini. Everyone should. 😄
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Originally Posted by Mdboatbum View Post

I just use the steamer plate that came with it. If I'm using the bottom rack I'll put a 9" round cake pan upside down on top of the steamer to deflect the heat right over he coal ring.


Good idea on that cake pan.

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Alumnium Its the miracle metal!


Yup.... Cant cook without it. b

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