Originally Posted by gravityguy
I have just started on making my UDS. Finally managed to get hold of a drum with a lid and found somewhere that soda blasted it for me for free... Result!!
Just started drilling all of the holes etc and am now looking at which cooking grate to buy. I have a 6ft circumference drum which gives an overall diameter of 34". I was looking at the weber grate but that only seems to have diameter of about 23". Is this big enough?
A 6ft circumference works out to slightly less than 23" (72" / 3.1415) so the Weber grates are a perfect fit. Academy Sports sells a cheap 22" grate that is a pretty good fit but you need slightly longer bolts. The BBQ Pro grates sold by Sears and KMart are a good fit and good quality.