Originally Posted by Trumpstylz
I thought i had read somewhere that the grate was actually 17.5 inches.
I wonder if the weber 18.5 inch lid fits it, and if so, how it performs.
Well I don't think the weber grate is actaully a full 18.5 inches. That, I think, is the diameter of the kettle which is bigger than the grate. Either way, the grates are the same size.
And because you sparked my curiousity, I braved the 25*F cold in my tshirt and headed out to the shed to check and see if the weber lid fits. Turns out, it doesn't, but just barely. A little bending of the lip on the kettle lid and she'd fit like a glove.