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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #9
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Yes, you can get one with a removable lid.

You can also get one with no lid. You will need a Weber (gold or silver) 22.5" or a Big Lots kettle lid to go on top.

In either case, you may need to do some tweaking to get a good seal. I was fortunate to get a barrel that fit my Weber kettle "perfectly" (I get some wisps of smoke, but it cruises steady). All of that is covered in the thread.

Here is what I would do (did):

Read that thread all the way through, taking notes as you go along.

If you get confused, make a note of that and KEEP READING. You will find the answer in a later post.

Make some sketches of what you'd like in your UDS and a paint job.

Start building it, and uploads pics as you go along.

Here was my start and end:

It is going to be fun. You have the advantage of learning from a seasoned crew of men and women (and Moose), who have made a ton of mistakes in making theirs (including me).

By the way, Popular Mechanics has an exploded view of a UDS:

And....if you have a hammer and a chisel, you can dehead a drum. There is a thread/howto for that on this site.
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