I started working on # 1 of 3 today. I use the step bit to make four 1/2" holes 3" from the bottom. Then had a nice burn to "clean" it out. Unlike a lot of the post burn pics I've seen here, mine was not so shiny. Looked kind of black and burnt. I cleaned the ash out and Pam'd the hell out of it. All the holes have been drilled and all hardware has been attached. I still need to make the charcoal basket. It's so close, but I probably won't be able to continue till after the holidays.
YS640, Weber 22.5, tactically fast Camo Thermapen, former UDS user.