Originally Posted by jcinadr
I don't know how well your lid fits, but it might be drawing air there. If it can draw any air, it will be hard to get the temps down once they are up and your whole basket is lit.
The lid fits tight, however, I just tack welded the Weber dome onto the flat lid rim. The lid was too thin for my lowest setting on the wire feed. So I may be getting a little draw from the areas that are not welded.
I wanted to braze the lid but I do not have a gas welder. I'm also thinking about possibly running a small bead of some silicone sealant around on the inside where the two meet.
I'm going to give it another try in a couple of days. Only this time I will try 7lbs of charcoal and a smaller chimney dump.
Thanks for your input...