Well, got to spend a few more minutes on the drum tonight. Finished cutting the holes for the lower vents and installed them, so making progress. Was thinking I would drill holes for the upper rack, and started measuring. I've seen it mentioned a few times about having the rack 24" above the fire, but my ciphering doesn't add up!
If my coal box is sitting 3" off bottom, and the box is 12" tall, that's 15". If I try to add 24" to that, I'm above the rim of my barrel. My barrel is only around 35" +/-.
Am I missing something? Is my barrel shorter than most? Or, am I going to need to put the rack at the highest possible spot on the barrel, since I have a Weber lid w/a dome, which gives me a little wiggle room?