Newbie here to the website. I have almost read thru this entire thread and I must say it is very informative to say the least. I have a closed head drum, no liner. Purchased the Uniflame kettle from Wal Mart for the lid and grill grate (1). To my disappointment the lid doesn't fit. Not sure if I can "persuade" it to fit or not as is. I seen somewhere among the many pages of people removing the closed lid by grinding off the top edge/ring of the barrel, just cutting thru the first layer of material.
1. Does anyone have the link to that discussion? It had a pretty good diagram about it. But I can't seem to locate it.
2. If I do remove the lid using this method does it have any effects on the structural integrity of the barrel.
3. If anyone has used this type of lid did they have any luck/tips on making it fit the barrel?
Thanks to everyone for all thier invaluable input.