Originally Posted by Fwismoker
The second tip is with the ash catcher. I'll show you a pic later but basically you take a skillsaw with a metal blade and cut off the outside rim of the lid, then take some big pliers or channel locks and bend up the edges all the way around to form a pan with the lid. You'll end up with a 19" pan to catch all the ash along with any grease.
You don't need a lip if the pan is a few inches larger in diameter than the basket. IMO it's counterproductive to have a lip on the pan because in order to dump it out you need to just about fully invert the pan and basket, and along with the ashes dumping out so does all your leftover unburned coals. Charcoal costs money!
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