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Why is the Kamado Joe III Diffusing Insert Called a Hyperbolic Insert?

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I have a fairly good handle on the term’s meaning in mathematics (curves) and language (overemphasized truth), but I don’t understand its use to describe the diffuser.  Is some portion of it hyperbolic in shape?

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In practice, design (or perhaps just marketing) the videos etc I've seen mapping out the smoke/heat patterns with the insert seem so be somewhat akin to a math theory of hyperbolic paraboloids - or like you mentioned, just the shape/curve of the insert.

 

https://www.mathcurve.com/surfaces.gb/paraboloidhyperbolic/paraboloidhyperbolic.shtml

 

But who knows...maybe you could just bolt two stainless steel bowls together (bottom to bottom) and throw it in a kamado and have it do the same thing...:)

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