Originally Posted by Ron_L
If you want to use lump get a second charcoal grate and add it at 90 degrees to the first one. You can wire the two together to make handling easier. This will keep smaller pieces of lump from falling through the grate.
^^^^^^^ +1 on this!
Also, consider an upgrade on your thermometer, and for convenience, add some handles http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=148976
These come in handy if you're doing an overnight cook and want to add coals before you go to sleep. You can pull the body and lid off the base, add coals, then put it back without losing heat or getting charcoal dust all over your food