@ lex990...I have already modified the charcoal pan by drilling a bunch of holes in it. That really helped the ash fall out, and permitted air to flow to the charcoal.
We finished lunch a few minutes ago...and the pulled pork was EXCELLENT! Daughter #2's fiance had never had pulled pork topped with a spoonful of cole slaw...he ate TWO kaiser rolls of the stuff and pronounced it outstanding! And we have enough left over for at least another two meals! Yummy good stuff! And the Phat Tyre Amber homebrew I had went extremely well with the pulled pork.
Now, I must be off to the airport in Milwaukee so daughter #4 can fly back to New Orleans. <sniff> I'll miss her!