Originally Posted by kwas68
SmokeSmeller, I did the same exact thing except I finished it off with some high temp caulk. I imagine the grease from the lid just gets soaked up by your gasket where mine pools up and drips onto the barrel because of the caulk. Maybe the answer is to keep it simpler and forget the caulk.
Does your flange fit tight inside the drum with the gasket? Mine did not and that is why I added the caulk to fill in any gaps.
Greased Lightning works pretty well.
Ya know, I've never thought to analyze why it doesn't drip outside the lid. My grandson his smoking is very first batch of ribs on it right now. I will take a good look when he takes them up in a couple of hours.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
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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.
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