Weber lid mod complete (almost)

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rw willy, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well I did it.

    Here is the attachment complete. There are large nuts between the drum and the Weber kettle section to prevent twisting the kettle. there was a 1/4" gap I need to fill.

    here is the gasket stuffed in the gap. I have Hi-Temp RTV, Red. Will wait and get something in black.

    For those really tall smokes. The rotisserie ring.

    The mod went well and the kettle stayed round and level. We will see this weekend, I'll be doing a pork shoulder if things go as planned.
     
  2. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice Job..........It looks great! I like the rotisserie idea.......Think I will do the same!
     
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks like it's going to work well.
     
  4. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great1 [​IMG]

    That's exactly what I want to do to mne especially with the rotisserie ring.

    I just have to see if I can talk my neighbor out of her Weber. [​IMG]

    Dave
     
  5. petesque

    petesque Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Where do you find old weber grills for this mod?


    Pete
     
  6. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Behind the shed. I am a packrat. I bought this one new 18 yrs ago. Chopped off the legs when my sister gave me their "nice" red kettle. I took the shortened one camping. Now it gave its life to fulfill a UDS. The ultimate reincarnation.
    I do see them on Craigslist all the time for $20-40.
     
  7. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Pete,

    Best time to look for one is during "Spring Cleanup" days in your community.......In our throw away society these days you should be able to find one..........Flea Markets (Swap Meets, Tag Sales) are always an option...........And of course Craig's List usually works.

    Good Luck, John
     
  8. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    RW,

    Looking at the rotisserie modification I noticed that the section which holds the rotisserie bracket was placed between the lid and the rim of the old kettle grill which you installed. Where did the section with the bracket come from?

    Thanks, John
     
  9. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That is a Weber original rotisserie. Came with the rod, motor and adapter ring.
    Guess what? It is not reciprocal with the Genesis grill. The turned section of the rod are spaced for the kettle not the gasser.
     
  10. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks RW,

    I have a universal rotisserie which I am going to try to adapt. Looks like an adapter ring will have to be fabricated.

    Take care, John
     
  11. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    spring clean up is great we have that in our area as well, I was there getting rid of my junk and got 2 webers in a matter of the 15 min I was there.


    Thats a great idea with the rotisserie ring. Nice looking drum
     

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