Originally Posted by J-Rod
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!
My ash pan I am describing sits freely on the bottom of the drum and is NOT connected to the basket.... Hence the u bolt to grab the pan and pull it out when necessary
Mini,Jimmy(Jumbo Mini),BP UDS, Kettle, Potbelly Stove Smoker Smoke house, IQ,Guru etc..Keith