Isn't the whole idea to raise the "basket" (fire) from the original position of the grate in the SFB? Many are trying to figure out strapping and brackets. Why couldn't you just set a couple of small bricks on the coal grate and the basket on top of that? Wouldn't that raise the fire to about the right height without all the fuss?
Not really. The reason for the basket is to load more charcoal for longer, consistent, and stable burn times, without the worry of your charcoal starving for oxygen due to the ashes smothering the lit charcoal. Nothing to do with raising the height of the lit charcoal in the SFB since the heat has no where else to go except through the main chamber to the exhaust chimney vent.
Yes, you can use bricks instead of other types of support for the charcoal basket... as long as the bricks allow the ash to fall through the basket so the ash doesn't suffocate the burning charcoal in the basket.
No fuss was done for my charcoal basket support. Simpler than using bricks, which can explode if you don't use the correct type of bricks in that high heat environment.
Two pieces of angle iron simply placed in the SFB for support of the basket. No drilling required and the charcoal drawer can be removed without needing to remove or mess with the charcoal basket:
Charcoal basket seated on the lips of the angle iron in the SFB: