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Unread 06-21-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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I see some of you use the drum lid with a pipe out the top, and others use a Weber lid. Which is better, or is it personal preferance?
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Unread 06-21-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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Pipe out the top works excellent. Weber top gives more room and already has exhaust holes.

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Unread 06-21-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Flat top for me. Next one will have a Weber lid.
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I have a Weber lid for the next one. I'm addicted already.
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Flat Top with Extension and Pipe Exhaust in Bung for me. Love the way it handles....Plenty of Room for Tall FoodStuffs.
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I have Weber lids on mine because they were cheap or free! Besides...I was able to add another grate level with the added height.
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A flat top with an adjustable damper exhaust here. Been watching for Weber grills for months....nothing shows up close to me on CL.
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Drum lid with eight 1/2" vents



Weber lid for height



One or the other!

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Flat lid, if it has a good seal is the way to go.... I think Sled was saying you only want a weber lid, if it is blue... :)
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Flat lid here, stock Bung 2" hole. My Weber lid would not fit! Right now I am really loving my UDS... No more comment on this yet!
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I have Weber lids on mine because they were cheap or free! Besides...I was able to add another grate level with the added height.
Ditto here. A friend gave me a Weber lid and it fits my drum like it was made for it. And I definitely like having the space for a 2nd grate if I need it.
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My opinion is whichever seals best. Flat lid with symetrical holes for even cooking. Weber lid if seals for capacity.
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I never found a Weber lid that fit and I wanted to build my own lid anyway. So I use the weber lid on the weber rotis extension where it was made to fit.

So I made a 10" tall one with the bottom of a donor drum and welded roundbar that meets the drum lip and then a flatbar to slide over the lip.

I made a 6" one (for the UDG) using the lid of a closed drum and the lid from a flat drum. Cut the center out of the flat lid and welded it to the top 6" of the donor drum.

Both have a 2" pipe nipple exhaust because I need to exhaust the smoke out of my little covered Q shack.
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Flat lid for me,i tried the 2" pipe for the vent first,but mine always ran hotter on the vent side,so i drilled eight 1/2" holes around the lid.It ran ok but it still wasn't right.So i ended up drilling the vents out to 9/16",and it runs like a champ now.
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