Originally Posted by BigDaddyJT
Thanks. Doing a burn, season and hopeflyy a cook this weekend. My Weber lid doesn't truly fit, so I'm contemplating buying an inexpensive Biglots/WM unit or fabricating a flat lid out of 3/16 plate. Any thoughts from the masses?
My Pops and I started making the basket yesterday. I kept things simple: 14" weber charcoal grate w/ 9" of 9ga expanded metal. Will post some pics in the next few days or so.
I can't say about the Big Lots kettle lid as I haven't been able to find one around here. The WalMart lid (same as the Lowes) is too small and poorly built. The KMart lid (same as Sears) is a near fit and good quality but you still might have to grind down the lip of your drum a little bit. If the Weber lid is within 1/8" you might want to take a grinder to the barrel before buying another grill or hammering on the lid.