Originally Posted by foam2
I made the charcoal basket as most typically do with the charcoal grate from. 22.5" weber and expanded metal. I also got the lid from a 30 gallon drum and welded it to the bottom of the basket to help with ash clean up. Being totally frugal or without any mechanical skills you can do the same with a metal milk crate to use as you charcoal basket. Attachment 75536Attachment 75537
You need some airspace under that milk crate - trust me.
Blue? No, its more of a purplish-mauve...