Originally Posted by otterpop
Found a $10 drum on Craigslist today, formerly filled with Hawaiian Punch in a plastic sock liner. Just picked it up and cannot believe how well the old Weber dome lid fits
like a glove. Stopped at the local hardware store to estimate total price for parts and was shocked at the cost of expanded metal for the coal basket - around $60! Is that about right or should I shop/scavenge around?
Think outside the box and come up with something else. Me...I used an old milk crate, weed burned the bejesus out of it and went to town. It holds enough coal to go at least 16 hours.
Late on when you stumble upon some expanded go for it and have a basket like everyone else.