Originally Posted by Norcoredneck
First Weber won't sell the 26.5 to you unless you have a 26.5" kettle registered with them. Next they are quality stainless and should be for @ $86 apiece. If you want a large drum buy a 85 gallon salvage drum and some 24.5" "which Webers are close in size anyway" from Sportsmansguide for @$12 each. Just my opinion.
Not entirely so...
You can get Weber 26.5" REPLACEMENT grates that are chrome plated no problemo, I know because I have two for my 85 gallon drum.
But the stainless steel ones have the the flip up sides and I did detect some trepidation in the tone of the Weber CS person when I inquired about the price of those.