Originally Posted by DryCreek
After reading this complete post, I was wondering if there is now a consensus on the size of the charcoal basket? 15"diameter x 6" high seems to be popular. Any others that work well?
the size of the charcoal basket is totally up to you, you just want to be sure that 1, it can hold at least 10 lbs minimum (IMHO) of fuel i.e charcoal, lump, etc, and 2, it is small enough to place into the bottom of the drum without having to fight the bolts that hold the grates in place. My basket is 18" wide by 6" high and it accomplishes both of those.