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Not that hot. Maybe 450 on the dome gage. But the pan was 6 inches closer to the fire. I'm a bit stumped.

450* on the dome is more like 500* - 600* on the grate. Then the diffuser directly above the flame could even be hotter. I can see this happening.

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Opps..... that is hot! Did you start with some water in the pan during the burn off? Proves we are all cooking with FIRE B)

Yes and no. I don't know when the pan melted but i was using it as a drip pan for brisket. After taking the brisket off i cranked up the heat some to grill some chicken breasts. But the accumulated grease started to smolder pretty bad and was getting to grease fire stage so i poured in some water. I think the burn through may have happened by then because i got a huge cloud of smoke and water vapor and it took a while for the fire to get back to 450.

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Opps..... that is hot! Did you start with some water in the pan during the burn off? Proves we are all cooking with FIRE B)

Yes and no. I don't know when the pan melted but i was using it as a drip pan for brisket. After taking the brisket off i cranked up the heat some to grill some chicken breasts. But the accumulated grease started to smolder pretty bad and was getting to grease fire stage so i poured in some water. I think the burn through may have happened by then because i got a huge cloud of smoke and water vapor and it took a while for the fire to get back to 450.

Sounds like the grease may have caught fire and that was the heat source for the melty spot

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