Another UDS Question

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bandcollector, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Still in the process of building my UDS and I have an opportunity to pick up a used Weber 22 1/2" diameter Kettle Grill for next to nothing. My question is can I use the dome lid from the Weber as the lid to my drum or do alterations have to be made? My drum did not come with a removable lid so I had to cut the top out. The diameter of the drum is roughly 23".

    Thanks, John
     
  2. wolfpackbbq

    wolfpackbbq Newbie

    The Weber lid shoud fit perfectly
     
  3. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    And how would you know that? Do you have a UDS with a Weber lid installed?

    Thanks, John
     
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Actually, the inside diameter of the Weber kettle lid is about 22-3/4" which usually puts it on the lip of most UDS's. Get the whole kettle and do what BBQ Bubba did. Cut the top 2" of the bottom of the Weber and mount it inside the drum. Then the lid will fit perfectly.

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    Hope Bubba doesn't mind that I used his picture.[​IMG]

    Dave
     
  5. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Dave,

    You never cease to amaze me...............You came through again.........Thanks my friend.

    Take care, John
     
  6. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    my weber lid fit my UDS perfectly with no mods. I cut inside the "lip" to get the top off.
     
  7. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Am I to understand that you did not cut the barrel top off to the inside of the rim but left a "lip" around the inside circumference so that the Weber lid would sit on it?

    John
     
  8. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    no, sorry for the misunderstanding, it was cut along the rim. The lid sits perfectly on the rim.
     
  9. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My Weber lid sit very loosely on my UDS. They appear to be the same diameter. I will have to do the "Bubba" mod if I want to use the Weber lid.
    I am looking forward to that mod. Then I'll do a turkey on it.
     
  10. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks phreak,


    Unfortunately my lid does not fit perfectly on the rim........I also will have to use the Bubba method.
     
  11. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    somehow I feel like I just completely wasted my time responding to this thread.[​IMG]
     
  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Aw, come on,..................You were very helpful.............Thanks!
     
  13. phreak

    phreak Meat Mopper

    then I'm glad I could help
     
  14. wolfpackbbq

    wolfpackbbq Newbie

    I might be new here,but this ain't my first time to the rodeo...
     
  15. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I didn't know by your response if you were guessing or you actually knew.

    Obviously you have a UDS with a Weber lid and your lid looks like it actually fits on the rim of your drum as does phreak's . Mine does not. I guess some fit and some do not depending on what size drum you have..........I apologize if I offended you.

    Take care, John
     
  16. wolfpackbbq

    wolfpackbbq Newbie

    No problem. If I'm blowing smoke out of my ***, I'll let you know ahead of time[​IMG]
     
  17. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is true and it also depends on if the drum has the rolled lip of the open top or if it was a closed top with the inside cut out.

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that. Not all drums are created equal.[​IMG]

    Dave
     

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