Originally Posted by sethga
Thanks. Was at RD earlier, picked up an 18" aluminum pan. Looks like I had a ~16" before. That along with a tiny bit of unscented clay litter on the bottom, I should be good.. we'll see :)
You can also just use the ashes to absorb the grease. It's free!
The wider you make your basket, the more grease it will catch.
I don't use an ash pan. Just let the ash fall to the bottom. When you get ready for a cook, take your basket out and spread ash around the bottom. It'll soak up the grease. Then use a shop vac to clean it out. Works like a charm! If no shop vac, you can make a scoop. Garden hoe works good too. But the ash does a great job soaking up the grease.