dawg, i have a lowes jobbie that they were blowing out cheap. i put 2 bric pavers in the chip pan and took a 2" hotel 1/2 pan and drilled holes in it and i use that for the lump. above that i use a disposable foil pan (holds more water and i don't haveto wash it). ten above that i still have 3 racks for food. i fire up the propane to heat the box while i start a full chiminey of lump. by the time the coals are hot, the box is up and i rack up the food and put in the coals. then i put the wood chunks on the coals and tur the gas on low to keep a pretty steady temp. i usually just add 2-3 large lumps after 3-4 hrs.