Yes, the 360 is made in China. The USA only makes the original size grill.
Yes, it has one on the left side of the grill. You can see it in the pictures.
The weight is 105 pounds.
The cooking area of this grill is 360 sq. inches.
Yes you can use just everything charcoal some would burn hotter then others , that being said just experiment.
I use a shop vacuum. It also has a hole in the bottom you can use a brush to get the ash out as well.
The Pk 360 has side shelves, stand and better vent system. It also comes standard with Stainless steel charcoal grates and cooking grates. It also comes with a thermometer. It is also a larger grill at 360 inches. Considering it will last life times of use, its well worth the added cost in my mind. I've owned both and much happier with the 360.
I own both. Different styles of cooking. the kamados are great cookers, but I use the 360 more often then not. Just as easy to get it to hold temps. The only down side to the 360 is the amount of fuel it can hold. Also, harder to do large cuts of meat indirect on the 360. Never having to worry about the ceramics cracking sure is nice bonus.
The grill capsule weighs 57lbs., & the pedestal weighs 13lbs, & the black durabilium shelves weighs 10lbs. Keep in mind the great thing about the grill, it is portable & you can easily set it up, take a part, & use the grill/smoker capsule without the stand...
360 square inches.