Ok so I have had a lot of questions regarding the charcoal basket that is made by Klose. The basket design in my opinion is fantastic. Works really well.
Here is the basket loaded up and ready for the 3/4 full chimney of burning coals. Notice the empty spot in the left hand corner for the burning coals. The burning end is going into the firebox first. The coals I am using are Royal Oak Chef Select. They are about 50% larger than regular coals, so you will get a bit of optical illusion from that. The box is 15 or 16 inches square.
Here we are at 4 hours into the smoke. Almost ready to rake the coals to the one and and start the snake the other way
Here we are at 5 hours. raked the hot coals into the bottom right corner and poured in a bucked of unlit coals. Distributes evenly. Closed the lid and opened the vent wide open for 15 minutes, then shut it down again.
About 1.5 hours later and here we are. Hopefully this will answer how I have been using this basket.