Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba
You got it bro, just kick it once an hour to drop the ashes and she'll run there all day long!!!
Well, unfortunately it didn't work out that way. All my charcoal burned out in the middle of the basket, failing to ignite the unlit coals and burn outward. It looks as though giving the drum a good whack let the ash fall through the basket and the lit coals may have lost contact with the unlit.
I left all 4 inlets and the exhaust wide open with the temp at 205* and just let it go. When I got up this morning I saw that the charcoal had burned out, leaving about 3/4 of it unburned. I think next time, instead of making a cavity in the middle of the unlit and pouring in the lit, I'm just going to pour the lit on top and let it spread out a little. I see that many just light there's in the basket with a weed burner and this would be similar.