Originally Posted by Paul Worth
Sorry I wasn't clear on that. The Weber lids are the same everywhere. The Weber clones at Walmart (Uniflame) and Lowes (Master Forge) don't control air flow as well as the Sears/KMart (BBQ Pro) or the Home Depot (Masterbuilt) versions, in my opinion. The Stok grill at Home Depot is awesome but Weber is still the king of kettle grills.
More understanding is good :-). Local store is closing down, sort of a mini walmart. Pamida, they have a couple Char-broil 22.5" but they are holding at $55 and that is just too much for just the lid, which is all I want :-). Lots chintzier than a Weber too. I kind of wanted to get a weber lid (searching the craigs daily) and add two more vents to avoid the hot spot near the vent....save the bottom to make another top. need to break wifey into the idea of a SECOND UDS gently ;-). The char broil lid does not look like it is as well suited to adding more vents.