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July 31st, 2019, 10:10 pm
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: July 29th, 2019, 11:50 pm
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I'm sure there are different opinions on this topic.
I'd like to know if you foil, or don't foil the heat deflector and why.

August 1st, 2019, 7:44 am
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  • Joined: April 18th, 2014, 3:12 pm
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I do not. Foil does affect the temperature in the cooker, and keeps the diffuser from becoming seasoned, causing it to rust.

September 11th, 2019, 11:14 am
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 23rd, 2019, 10:34 am
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I foil - makes cleanup of the defuser so much easier but @Yoder_Herb makes a great point and I've never questioned his opinion.

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September 12th, 2019, 2:12 pm
* Kingman ** Kingman *
  • Joined: September 3rd, 2014, 11:04 pm
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I did for about 2 years. Then didn't for a year, I don't anymore. Scrape with a metal scraper, good to go. Never rusts, and works just fine.

BTW, I have had my Yoder 640 for 6 years. And I have the two piece diffuser, so easy to clean the firepot for the next cook.

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