Flat lid, if it has a good seal is the way to go.... I think Sled was saying you only want a weber lid, if it is blue... :)
06-22-2008 12:15 AM
Flat lid here, stock Bung 2" hole. My Weber lid would not fit! Right now I am really loving my UDS... No more comment on this yet!
06-22-2008 12:50 AM
Originally Posted by JD McGee
I have Weber lids on mine because they were cheap or free! :biggrin: Besides...I was able to add another grate level with the added height.:-P
Ditto here. A friend gave me a Weber lid and it fits my drum like it was made for it. And I definitely like having the space for a 2nd grate if I need it.
06-22-2008 04:58 AM
My opinion is whichever seals best. Flat lid with symetrical holes for even cooking. Weber lid if seals for capacity.
06-22-2008 12:08 PM
I never found a Weber lid that fit and I wanted to build my own lid anyway. So I use the weber lid on the weber rotis extension where it was made to fit.
So I made a 10" tall one with the bottom of a donor drum and welded roundbar that meets the drum lip and then a flatbar to slide over the lip.
I made a 6" one (for the UDG) using the lid of a closed drum and the lid from a flat drum. Cut the center out of the flat lid and welded it to the top 6" of the donor drum.
Both have a 2" pipe nipple exhaust because I need to exhaust the smoke out of my little covered Q shack.
06-22-2008 01:51 PM
Flat lid for me,i tried the 2" pipe for the vent first,but mine always ran hotter on the vent side,so i drilled eight 1/2" holes around the lid.It ran ok but it still wasn't right.So i ended up drilling the vents out to 9/16",and it runs like a champ now.