Originally Posted by jrn
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.
Thanks pal! Just had the UDS going for a brisket, will have to inspect the bottom and see how the litter works out. Good idea on the ash