Originally Posted by angrybird
Just came across this thread during a search.
Can you tell me the measurements of your final basket? Is it 18" diameter x 8" high with a 5" dia center ring? Or did you modify it at some point?
I'd like to try this as I like the idea of a more even dispersion of heat.
Do you think it is worth having several exhaust vents around the perimeter of the lid as opposed to one bigger single exhaust? Or does it not matter as much in your opinion? (I do prefer the appearance of a single pipe exhaust as opposed to several holes drilled in the lid).
Sorry missed this a couple weeks ago. My original dimensions have not changed. It still cooks every bit as good as the first day and I can say I don't remember ever needing to take out the ring in the middle for a cook. Just to empty the basket or clean out the ashes. Your cooks would likely be more even with several small exhaust holes. However I have a Weber lid on mine so it has one exhaust and works just fine. Like I said, I just spin the lid to put the exhaust over a different side when I check my temp every hour or two.