I took another photo showing the piece I added to the heat shield where I cut off the bracket - as you can see it is glowing. Made a few pies tonight, pretty happy with the results. The first one, I did not get enough heat to the rim, so I moved the two heat deflectors together with a steel bbq tool, and on the next one, got a better rim heat, the pie on the left is the second one, it is a white pie with mushrooms - the mushrooms overwhelmed the cheese, so it isn't a keeper. Used Scott's stainless steel washers as an air gap, and the bottom of the crusts came out great. The pies are 100% whole wheat, 60 % white wheat 40 % red wheat.