On to the Burner heat shields. I went with two because one did not protect enough. I want the exhaust gases to vent to the rear. This is not completely done but this is what I have so far. Notice the Shields go up above the deck level. thats because they fit tightly to the inside edge of the Keg bottom.. No heat can escape up those sides.. The exhaust heat is directed to the back and up. / next step is to fabricate an exhaust chute on each side.
Bottom pic you can see the termination / connector to the RTD probe hanging. all wired inside the frame and color coded heat shrink tube. (Red = BK, Yellow = Mash and Green = HLT)