Originally Posted by Sterling
KCARS, you don't need to go through the trouble of cutting down your basket unless you want to. You're right: Just don't fill it to the top, maybe only half way, and you'll be fine using both grills. If you need to do something huge that's going to take 12-20 hours, fill the basket and only use the top grate.
Lots of options with a large basket.
The smoker I leave at work has a basket about that tall and it gets used to feed ribs to my shop staff about once a month.
Thanks Sterling. I knew someone had the info I needed. Having a blast building it. Can't wait to start cooking.