I have the XXL basket for my BWS Party as well and have tried all of the above methods. I always use my Guru but would do the same without.
What I finally settled on is I fill the XXL, remove enough from the "FRONT" to fill my Weber chimney 3/4 full. Pour the lit charcoal in the front empty space.
Using the above method gets me up up temp(275) in the shortest amount of time.
West Coast Backyard Team Shirley Fabrication
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