The Vortex can redirect the flow of heat up and around the meat which can turn your kettle into a true indirect ‘smoker’.
Vortex goes Wide-End up. Coals go around the perimeter onto the fire grate.
Place meat directly over Vortex in the center. The coals are lit on one end and snake/minion their way around the kettle.
The Vortex shape acts as the deflector for direct heat which is different than snaking the coals without the Vortex.