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Old 06-11-2008, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Weber kettle UDS mod

I was thinking, if the lid from a kettle fits a 45 gallon drum, wouldn't the base fit as well? Assuming of course the addition of a flange so the drum slots inside the base. De-lid the bottom and place it on top of the base. Add flange so it slots inside the base and sits on top. Cut down and bend the legs of the kettle (or make shorter new ones) and you have an instant UDS. Three vents ready to go, easy access to ash, charcoal grate just needs a ring and you are set to Q.

Anyone tried this? Cool part is if you make the shorter legs the kettle is still unmodified.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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I keep picturing a WSM.

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Dr_KY View Post
I keep picturing a WSM.
It would look like a huge @ss WSM but still basically function like a UDS.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:57 AM   #4
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Somebody did this a while back... I can't remember who. It worked well. Seems like it was with a OTG.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:44 AM   #5
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Yes you can stretch a Weber kettle (and similar) into a big WSM with a section of a 55-gallon drum. Here's one example and how the same extension ring is used on my UDS.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:39 AM   #6
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