Yesterday I finished the mods to my new CG. First I did the dryer vent on the smoke stack. Second, I made a charcoal basket out of expanded metal. I bought a 24" X 24" sheet at Home Depot and cut 6 x 6 squares off each corner then bent the sides up. (Saw that in another thread here) I then cut out another piece to make a grate for it to sit on. I made it just wide enough to sit on top of the guides that the ash pan goes under. I then set the original charcoal grate on top of that with the ends pointing down for a little extra lift. The charcoal basket sits niceley on top of that and has just enough room for the door to close. This way I have enough room for a large basket, but can still dump the ash pan if I need to. It should have plenty of air flow underneath now. The only problem with the vent mod was when I closed the lid it kinda crushed up aginst the warming rack. I had it turned along with the lid, but there's just not quite enough room. I think I'll probably just ditch the warming rack. I would like to keep it. It could hold a slab of ribs or two, but it may not be worth it.