you may have to do the can mod if that becomes an issue.
at least they got the grate right. still amazes me that they didn't do that with the original one.
Originally Posted by DMSinTexas
It was kind of dark at the end but it did look like the ash was starting to block a portion of the bottom vent. It was halfway closed so it wouldn't take much to obstruct. I am sure I could have taken a stick and pushed some out.
Yes, it takes the same size grate as the regular 18 inch kettle. I swapped it out just to be sure.