You bet! Im sorry I overlooked your comment and thought the same thing for airflow. If you need a direct heat sear this is likely to be your best bet. I did open up some of the bricks for the airflow but its best to get the charcoal going and then get the food on almoost immediately. I do have some of that grate stuff so may need to try cutting some of that and get the brick up a bit and turn the cinderblocks the other way, things should take a good turn from there. The charcoal I used was some I made with plum apple and i believe some cherry may have got in there too. I used two kerosene 5 gallon barrels, cut one in half and the other just the top. That flame you see at the top was something new to me, sounded like an acetylene torch on blast. I also looked at the bin after all was said and done. The heat caused the steel to bubble a bit and flake. Not a surprise though, but I need to find a better option. Ive been looking for grease bins but the options have been very limited as they are rare to find and also when you do find one, they are in too nice condition for this purpose and often an antique! Oh well I'll have to keep looking. Good Luck Jon!