The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 03-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
grindstaff3
On the road to being a farker
 
grindstaff3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-10-09
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default UDS mod help

Hey everyone, I'm noticing that my uds is just barely leaking where the weber lid meets the drum. I fixed up a foil wrap to go around it. when I do that though the smoke basically goes away, but before hand I had a nice thin cloud. Anyways, this did stabilize my temps and really made it easier to control. sorry for all the wind here, but I'm looking for some instructions or opinion on cutting the top part of a weber kettle to fasten to the inside of the drum so the lid fiits perfect. Thanks alot everyone. I'll have some PRON to come later (butt, abt's, moink balls, fattie, beans)
grindstaff3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-14-2009, 03:22 PM   #2
Cre-B-Ce
is One Chatty Farker
 
Join Date: 09-25-07
Location: Mobile, AL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I didn't go to the trouble of cutting the kettle. I just took a grinder and took the top of the drum down a little until the lid fit all th way down.
__________________
[FONT=Arial]Wes[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]Mobile, AL[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial Black][I]Lewd, Qe'd & Tatted [/I][/FONT]


Large Big Green Egg
[FONT=Arial](2) UDS [/FONT]
Cre-B-Ce is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-14-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
Norcoredneck
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Norcoredneck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-11-06
Location: Norco, Ca.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Swampb or Bubba are the weber ring go to guys.
__________________
Low and Slow.....

The Prontologist is in...
Ok let's see your Butt!
Norcoredneck is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
swamprb
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
swamprb's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-27-06
Location: Bothell WA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Some of my kettle rings fit more securely than others in the open drums, those that are loose I ran beads of Permatex silicone gasket for a better seal. Some people have had to bolt the flange in place because their drums were too wide. I've gone back to the drum lids on the 38" UDS's because I'm cooking farther from the heat and just prefer them like that but continue to use the kettle lid on my 34" drum.
__________________
Brian - Left Hand Smoke BBQ PNWBA 2010 Team of the Year
BGE's/WSM's/Pellet Pro WSM/BWS Gater/BDS Clones/Cookshack 008/Weber Performer w EZ-Que/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator Test Pilot/La Caja China/BBQ Guru/Weber 1000 RK Drum Coffee Roaster
Follow Left Hand Smoke on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-H...462391?sk=wall
KCBS CBJ/PNWBA CBJ www.pnwba.com
swamprb is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
grindstaff3
On the road to being a farker
 
grindstaff3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-10-09
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Where would you put the silicone gasket? on the lid or on the drum. What process would I use for this?
grindstaff3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-15-2009, 02:36 PM   #6
SmokeWatcher
is one Smokin' Farker
 
SmokeWatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-06-07
Location: Florence, Az
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

On my drum I used a circular saw with a metal-cutting blade to remove the lip at the top. Now the lid fits perfectly. It is a sharp edge so file it smooth.
__________________
If it ain't right, don't do it....If it ain't true, don't say it....If it ain't yours, don't take it.
SmokeWatcher is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-15-2009, 02:43 PM   #7
grindstaff3
On the road to being a farker
 
grindstaff3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-10-09
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I already removed the lip because the weber was just a bit too small, now it's just a bit too big and I have to use a foil to wrap around the outside where the lid and drum meet to really seal it all off and i was looking for a more permanent solution.
grindstaff3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-15-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
grindstaff3
On the road to being a farker
 
grindstaff3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-10-09
Location: Springfield, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I hope I'm making sense here, My lid doesn't fit perfect and still lets some air in. My temps have been running high and when I shut it all down my coals still didn't go out, but after sealing up that edge with foil it was perfect, but i want a more permanent solution
grindstaff3 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-15-2009, 06:15 PM   #9
Bbq Bubba
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Bbq Bubba's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-07
Location: New Baltimore, Mi.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Weber lid mod.....learned from Swamprb!

Cut 2" off top of kettle and installed inside of drum sealing with furnace caulk.
Notice mounting bolts also act as grate supports.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg New VDS 003.jpg (66.0 KB, 52 views)
__________________
Pitmaster @ Lockharts BBQ
Beer Snob
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
Northern midwest director for OBR
www.operationbbqrelief.com
#detroitporkmafia
BBQ Person of the Year 2013
Bbq Bubba is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UDS Rotisserie mod WMI Q-talk 5 01-03-2010 03:07 PM
UDS Cart Mod Blackened Q-talk 5 09-26-2009 03:20 PM
UDS Rotissere Mod... JD McGee Q-talk 14 04-29-2008 11:51 PM
Another UDS mod... SmokeWatcher Q-talk 12 03-16-2008 11:02 PM
WSM Mod on UDS Cliff H. Q-talk 4 01-30-2008 09:22 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts