Originally Posted by sparky66
I'm getting ready to build mine and am wondering what most people find to be effective when cutting out the tamale pot bottom. Cutting out one big hole or drilling multiple holes? Also, clay pot or other?
I cut out the bottom with some wiss snips and sized an expanded metal charcoal basket to just fit the hole allowing mounding of charcoal in the ring. I never had used a clay saucer in my WSM but my mini WSM with clay saucer convinced me to convert.