It was hard, but I bought some lighter fluid yesterday. I'm going to try it. We'll see... I figure a pair of welding gloves if not lighter fluid.
I do have a garden garden fork with a 3' handle that I have used in the past to lift and lower my UDS charcoal basket. It works, but can be a little awkward if I put like 16# of charcoal in there.
Proudly Smoking on a UDS, PBC &
Accidental Winner of the 2012 "Saucy" Throwdown.