I just made the coal basket out of some 2x2 angle for the base and legs. Then plate steel for the sides and back and rebar for the bottom and front grate. I will snap a pic and post back. This coal (I'm pretty clueless for bit) appears to be a high volatile coal. It burns with bright yellow flames for about 2 hours before the flames get smaller. The coal tends to "melt" together. I smash it up with my poker and then big bright yellow flames again
there seems to be heavy smoke when I dump on fresh and then it clears up to a light gray smoke throughout the burn. I burn all coal or wood and coal, or coal then wood , then coal. Doesn't seem to make a difference as the coal and wood burn great together and great by themselves. I'm very happy with this coal for open burning. I'm not sure how it would burn in a stove. I wish Latrobe was closer to me as I may be making this a habit!!!