***Disclaimer*** yes there are bits of Galvanized metal I have taken a weed burner to a lot of it and the temps will be way below the smoking point of ZINC which is above 500. This set-up has cooked more than 50 pigs at various houses and we have yet to have someone get sick. Please lets not make this into a I would not do that post I have taken a calculated risk that I am fine with. The coals are on Aluminum the only galvanization left is on the frame of the fence.
I start by dumping the coals in the middle of the pit.
Rake the lit coals to the corner
Place the pig on the pit.
Sit back and wait.