As long as it is not rusted out to where coals fall through you are fine. Clean it up with a wire brush and you are good to go. Enjoy your WSM. I love mine.
Jim - KCBS CBJ
Porcine Perfection BBQ Team
18.5" WSM | Packer Green Thermapen
| Auber PID Temperature Controller | Mini WSM | Green Bay Packer UDS
GO PACK GO!