Dont toss the bottom of the Kettle. You can use it as an ash basket. Just cut the legs off to 3", Buy a piece of 3/8 threaded rod and bow it and attach it to the kettle for easy removal then put a Smokey Joe coal grate in the bottom. Tried it on my last UDS and got a 12 hour burn out it. It works.
UDS, Jumbo Joe 2013, 26" Weber, SS Blue Performer, WGA Charcoal, Q100 & Wife Model#1962
Last edited by fedex; 11-14-2012 at 07:26 AM..