I cooked a spiral sliced ham today, this thing seems like it'll definitely be good for hot & fast cooks, probably decent on the low/slow too.
This completely takes the place of the fire grate in the 18" wsm - this sits where the normal fire grate would be, and seals off the bottom. It's just below the bottom 3 vents so they're fully functional.
I had been using the Hunsaker plate over my stock charcoal chamber in my 18.5" WSM and loved it. My bil bought the basket for his modded ECB and it didn't fit, so I swapped him my plate and charcoal chamber for the basket. Haven't used it yet but it sits a lot higher than the charcoal chamber so I'm wondering about cooking on the bottom cooking grate. Anybody have experience with this? Can't wait to use it.
Works great with low & slow. As I posted above, I used to have the plate only over my stock charcoal chamber; now, I have the complete basket. It works great and holds more charcoal, but sits higher. I thought the plate/stock charcoal chamber worked really well and was cheaper. Worth the money either way.