Okay, well what I did was used the schematic from here... http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/v...ic.php?t=17315
I went to a welding shop and got a real nice thick gauge piece of expanded steel, so I didn't do the wrap around and bolt thing. I just folded up the corners and cut off the extra bit.
I made two of them, I use the minion method. Start it all up with about a half chimney full on top of the basket.
I get about four hours cook time off the basket, when the four hour mark is almost there, I load up the other basket with unlit charcoal, I pull the first basket out with gloves and hangers, pour the coals into my ash bucket, then put the new charcoal basket in, and dump the lit coals on the new basket.
That's on an offset, which from the sound of it.. I'm assuming you have as well.
May not work for everyone, works great for me.