Me tooI have an older version of this small shop vac that works good for ash. Not as powerful as my larger ones but pretty handy for the grill since is small and compact.
Usually vacuuming the firebox removes most of the heavier ash in there for me. I did a thorough clean out 3 weeks ago took apart firepot and scraped some buildup back into the ash drawer (push back towards rear of Smokefire).Do you guys clean directly under the firebox where the ash falls? I noticed that I am starting to get a buildup there. I just never thought of cleaning there. Is the fan supposed to move that ash along into the tray?