I received my High-Que grate for my Small this past week, and in preparation for my cook today I pulled out all the half-used lump to install it. I noticed that only one
of the holes in the sides of the fire bowl was open. After poking them clear I decided to take out the fire ring and bowl completely out, and only then realized that any ash that falls thru these side holes can't really be reached with the Ash Tool (it lies outside the supporting ring). Looks like every so often we need to take everything out to clean the ash around the outside of the supporting ring. My Large only had a little bit, but it was piled kinda high on my Small (which I use most of the time).
That, or I'm already hatching a plot to make an Egg-specific nozzle for my leaf blower...
Today's cook was a brined Turkey Breast, smoked with pecan. It didn't suck!
Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.