Originally Posted by Toast
I agree after seeing the other posts Dauvis. I've also heard of drilling 3/8" holes in the existing pan for better ventilation and draft..
I think this is an area where Master Forge improved upon Brinkmann's design; so I'm not sure. I got plenty of ventilation. The only time I had problem was when I started a second batch of charcoal and didn't clean out the ash.
Master Forge Vertical Smoker, Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber OTS 22.5