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November 7th, 2021, 2:01 pm
#1
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: November 7th, 2021, 1:51 pm
  • Posts: 4

So I know nothing about grilling but I want to learn.

First I need to make sure I have all that I need for the smoker.
The Heat Diffuser shows as a solid plate in the manual. My plate has a square hole in it just above the firebox. I don't have a plate to cover that square hole and I am trying to figure out if that means I am missing a piece.

Further, are there times I would leave that hole open when grilling vs having it covered?
I know this smoker allows for direct heat. Would that be done with the meat right over that hole (and it open) or would I remove the heat diffuser entirely for that?


Signed, so-much-to-learn.

November 7th, 2021, 6:56 pm
#2
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: November 7th, 2021, 1:51 pm
  • Posts: 4

Never mind. I read the manual and this is a 2 piece diffuser and I should have the matching plate that fills the hole. I'll work on that.

November 9th, 2021, 7:27 am
#3
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: November 7th, 2021, 1:51 pm
  • Posts: 4

I have a new question. I doubt I'll get an official answer but maybe a user will take pity on me and have an idea how to answer.
Assuming I can't find the original 2nd piece to the 2 piece diffuser plate for my YS640, what gage and kind of metal would approximate the original plate?

November 9th, 2021, 6:49 pm
#4
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: January 18th, 2016, 8:57 pm
  • Posts: 25

The heat diffusers are made out of 10ga steel, just a tad thicker then 1/8"

November 10th, 2021, 9:44 am
#5
* Abilene ** Abilene *
  • Joined: November 7th, 2021, 1:51 pm
  • Posts: 4

Thankyou for that. Much appreciated.

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