Originally Posted by ImperialStout
[...]Be interested in hearing from someone who uses the Blichmann heat shield.
It is indeed just a small piece of stainless steel. Along with the Blichmann pots I have their floor burners, which use the same BG-14 burner as on your KAB4. I wedge two corners of the heat shield between the pot bottom and the two closest pot rests, which allows the shield to protect the ball valve, thermometer, and sight gauge. Works great, such that even the vinyl grip on the ball valve looks pristine...