I asked this question under an ealier post about the spider, but I thought I'd start a new thread instead....
Anybody just remove the fire ring and drop the stock grate down on top of the fire box? Wouldn't this server the same purpose as the spider for searing (with or without the cast iron grid)?? Any reason not to do this?
Perhaps you could drop the grid down to the fire box and then put the ring back in place on top of the grid. Or is this even necessary?