We did an initial test... starting the fire at 6:23PM
We were soon producing small coals
I put some pork chops on at 6:50PM
and fully done by 7:16PM
They tasted great, still juicy inside, with a bit of char on the outside.
The coals certainly drop through easily and it is not too difficult to rake them over to underneath the grilling grid. I have however, decided that a gravity driven chute will be much more elegant, as it can get pretty hot when pushing coals about.
We decided to make a dessert from marshmallows on a Graham Cracker base in a small cast iron pan.
The coals were still abundant at 7:44PM
but we did leave them on the fire a bit too long and the Graham Crackers got a bit burnt...
I declare it a successful experiment and I know what to do before the next test. I just wish I knew someone who can weld Stainless Steel together.