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Old 08-11-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Hey Gents,

Long time lurker here. You guys are all awesome and seem to know your stuff and come here often for tips and tricks and I need some input that may seem like common sense:

Due to a move and a few strange circumstances, I have gotten rid of my 18" WSM and am currently in possession of a 22" weber kettle and a brand new lid with hardware for an 18" wsm.

I have been tossing around buying a cajun bandit/stacker type apparatus for my kettle, but an opportunity for a fairly new 18" kettle has came my way. So i thought about downgrading my 22" to an 18", buying an 18" stacker and using my surplus smoker lid.

Are you still following me here? haha. I know it may seem obvious, but I was hoping one of you could tell me that a WSM lid would fit on the corresponding size kettle bowl. All my endless internet searches have never shown this configuration, so any insight would be helpful.

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Old 08-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #2
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I have a 22 kettle and WSM. I can check for you when I get home later on today
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:30 PM   #3
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The WSM lid won't fit on the kettle. It will fit on the stacker.

fwiw - I would keep the 22" kettle. The extra real estate is pretty handy.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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I guess this makes me more confused. If you look on the cajun bandit website it says the stacker will work on both WSM and a kettle. So it doesn't make sense to me why a stacker would receive both a kettle and smoker lid. What makes a smoker lid not fit on a kettle?
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:54 PM   #5
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The smoker lid actually sits inside the barrel (for a lack of a better term) and a kettle lid sits on the edge of the kettle.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:57 PM   #6
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Look at the cajun bandit rings that are reversible so that they fit both the WSM and Kettle...and it'll make sense.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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Yep.
The rolled edge on a WSM lid is the same rolled edge as on a kettle charcoal bowl. The WSM lid will sit on the kettle bowl, but it will not be secure.
A kettle lid will fit on a WSM charcoal bowl though.
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