I agree with all of the above.
I kept mine very simple one only added stainless parts for a bit of bling and long weather wear because she lived outside. I don't weld so everything has been a bolt together, I can only get charcoal or lump that is inferior not to mention only sold some three months out of the year.
I like having a large basket for several reasons-
It helps to keep temps even across the field.
True slow and low.
The ability to spread the smoke wood for continuous smoke throughout the cook.
The drippings hit the coals and not the bottom of the drum.
Free unused coals to start next weekend cook with.
Easier to shake with a rod.
Meat further from the heat source.
Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!
UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*
British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009