I just revamped my UDS. I went from 4 (1/2" 4in long nipples) to 4 (3/4" 2" long nipples) and went from 2 ball valves to 1 ball valve. I have kept my flat lid it has 8 equally spaced 1/2" holes drilled around the outer edge of the inner ring if that makes any sense. I also used some bailing wire to make a handle and secure my basket to my grate. Now i need to pick up some bolts and washers to make the legs for the grate. I'm gonna try it out this weekend. I also repainted it as it was green with only 2 coats of paint and it rusted pretty quickly. I used 3 cans of krylon bbq paint on this one it looks Sweet!! hopefully it wont rust this time and i can actually maintain some temps with it.
HALF DIAMOND RANCH BBQ
Home made 5' reverse flow smoker
Weber Kettle 22 1/2" silver series
Weber Copper Smokey Joe Gold 14.5"
GPS trackable RED super fast thermopen