Originally Posted by CajunSmoker
I cut the top off mine with a sawzall with a metal cutting blade. I could have done a much better job if I had of had some metal blades for my jigsaw.
Here are some pics of the burn out.
I bought a $4 bag of mesquite. I never cook on it but it is hot chit.
Here is the barrel in full blaze and you can see the seam holding ok. You can also see the jagged top that I still have to grind down
And here it is from the top view
How close is the fit for the weber lid??
My fix would be to get a somewhat "flexible" piece of steel...maybe 1/8" thick x 2 or 3" tall then either weld it to the inside of the drum or use some type of fasteners(stainless rivets) keep one inch or so of the metal band above the lip on drum.