Originally Posted by El Ropo
If it truly is 18.5", a 30 gallon drum should fit right in for a slightly taller 18.5" WSM. Maybe 3 cooking grates!
Would have to sturdy up the legs for that though.
That's the size drum I used to make a midi UDS - 18.5" lid fits perfectly. These drums are hard to find, but I finally found a new one from zorotools.com for $60 (free shipping).
Putting this out there because i know brethren will be jumping to make WSM clones once this hits the stores!
Now that I say this, i wonder if that would eat into 18.5" WSM sales? It would be cheaper, for one thing.