So I made my fire basket. While making it I decided to leave it tall. It's about 17" high over all, 13" or so from the grate to the top. I figured I could cut it down later if I wanted but by doing this I thought it shouldn't affect heat too much. Also, maybe I can use the pizza pan top as a diffuser of sorts.
I know it's not quite straight, I need to fiddle with the legs a little.