I cut off just over two inches of a kettle bottom to insert into the drum and used Rutland gaskets from Ace Hardware to seal it in. The kettle lid seals perfectly and the drippings fall inside. I have never had a single lid drip in just under three years.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.
Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.
Avatar is the original 1951 Weber Kettle