Originally Posted by JD McGee
If you still have the kettle bottom you can cut it off a couple of inches from the top and slip it inside your drum...that way your lid will fit. A few folks have done this mod with great results. Search around for pics of Swamprb's mod...
Hmm this looks like a great solution, I know someone with cutting torch.
Of course I have now bent the Kettle lid almost straigh out, but nothing a rubber mallet won't cure.