Originally Posted by 4dueces
OK, here's my next question that I haven't seen answered in the thread. Anyone leave the 2 bung hole caps on the top of the barrel, turn it upside down and make that the bottom for the ability to remove the caps to drain the grease, water etc from the drum?
Some people do it exactly like that for other reasons.
First of all a weber lid will more than likely fit like a glove on the bottom end of a open headed drum. much smaller diameter than the open end. Flip the barrel over end remove the bottom,hammer and chisel,grinder,reciprocating saw etc. Replace the original flat lid and band clamp for a good seal and your ready to rock. And like you said, id would make clean out a lot simpler.