1. I have the smokey joe silver vent on bottom. In reading state use a terrace cotta clay saucer. I bought one. Where does this go on the bottom compared to the charcoal basket? Lip side up or down?
2. See lots of mods with ball valves on the outside of the bowl. I'm assuming this is for better ventilation? Are the necessary? If so 1/2 or 3/4?
3. Thermometer on the kettle... I plan on using a grill one that has wing nut on back incase i ever want remove for electric probe. Do you run high heat silicone around the outside to ensure there's no air/heat lose?
Starting the build Wednesday after work and hope to have done same night. Will be posting photos of the completed product.