I had a friend make me a SS basket for my Highland. I had him make it 11"x 11"x 6" as opposed to 10"x10"x6". I thought the bigger, the better as long as it fits easily. So the one thing I had him do different was weld up the 4 sides of the basket steel angle and SS expanded metal leaving the bottom unwelded to drop in a replacement when it wore out. I thought with all the heat at the bottom of this thing going on its going to get beat to death first. Has that been your experience with this? I'm a greeeeenhorn just trying to have some forethought. Also, looking at this whole setup I just don't how this whole thing could work efficiently without a basket and I haven't even seasoned this yet! Why don't they include this as part of the rig?