Originally Posted by landarc
You also might consider that you want to have a fire grate built, so that the coals do not sit on the bottom of your fire box. The cooker will last longer, and the fire will burn easier.
I have a fire grate for mine, but I don't use it any longer because the fire ends up being so hot, that I have to raise the grate practically all the way up, and there is so much heat coming out from the fire box, that it's painful to tend to the meat.
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