Here is 2.0. I made it 6 inches or so in height. I took some suggestions from you guys and ordered the fire brick from Northern tool. Next is a home made pizza but for today I chose a box frozen California Pizza. Feel free to make ANY suggestions. You guys have been helpful. Thanks everyone.
No, I did not cook under my covered patio!
*temp got to about 500 grate level. .. didn't ruin the probe*:-)
Added legs to the insert that keep it in place
Used lump coal ...I wanted to see how hot it would get... ruined a maverick probe it appears
Used 5 brick. They worked great
Dinner is served