Formulabruce wrote:Larry mentions using 1 inch of ash under the pan in his video I believe, and when I picked mine up at his house he mentioned it again, so I just made one, and since I can take it out, it makes any cleaning in there easy.
Yep! Leaving some ash in the base is a good idea. Helps insulate the bottom a bit and it also assists in removing the ash pan in older units . Even with the rails in 2014 and on Chubby's it doesn't hurt to leave some ash in the base. Since Larry asked me last year to beta test the new Chubby's one of the things (among many!) I have done at times is to have been very lax on cleaning the ash out. Heck I even removed the ash try all together and just used the base itself as an ash pan. (Works good too!)