Charcoal basket questions

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by nitrousinfected, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Curious about the deminsions everyone uses for their fire basket.  I was thinking somwhere in the neighborhood of 18" by 10 or 12 inches deep, but wanted to see what everyone else is doin and how it works for them.
     
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I used the  charcoal grate from an 18" Weber kettle and wrapped expanded metal mesh around it 9" high.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  3. and that works good for you?
     
  4. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Works like a charm! and leaves a nice airspace around the basket.
     
  5. Awesome, Then that is what I will go with as well.  Much appreciated
     
  6. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    What are you going to be using this charcoal basket in?
     
  8. Been wanting to build a drum for over a year, even bought a drum last fall, but project kept gettin derailed by other things goin on, and one afternoon i came home and the wife and kids had decided to burn trash in the "new trash barrel"
     
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Life in prison eh?

    I used the charcoal grate ya can get as a replacement fer a weber grill, if memory serves, ther bout 13 er 14 inchs in diameter, I just wrapped expanded metal round that bout 10 inchs high, added four bolt legs to it an a handle.  On a full basket I easily get 10 ta 12 hours er more which does everthin I need.  Ya can always go bigger, but I ain't never needed ta.
     
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010

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