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Old 05-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Question about UDS Lids?

Hi there,

I've been lurking for a while but this is my first post so go easy on me.

I'm about to begin a UDS build with a open ended barrel I managed to pick up that was used for syrup. It comes with the flat lid which I plan to use for the time being but I was also interested in eventually adding a kettle lid so that I can add another rack and have a little extra room.

I have seen the Kingsford, Weber, Uniflame and BBQ Grates lids mentioned on different threads/forums but in most cases they are being used with closed ended barrels and not the open ended ones.

My question is: Are any of these lids likely to fit an open ended barrel without modification or will I likely have to modify it to fit? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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So your drum has a bottom and a flat lid? Mine had a flat lid also and I used a weber lid but I had to bend out the lip just a little. From what I've read (including the WHOLE UDS thread) they are ALL trial and error. Good luck. But you may just like the flat lid better. I hardly ever fill both of my racks, but the dome lid looks cool.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #3
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A weber should fit with just minor adjustments. I used the lid from an old Happy Cooker but I had to install an inner ring to support it right. No big deal though I just bent my metal strip to fit the inside of the barrel and pop riveted it in place. Worked really well.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #4
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It took me roughly 20 mins to slightly bend out the lip of my Webber. worth it though. Find I have better control over temp with it then I did with the reg lid from my drum
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:58 PM   #5
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I'm a flat lid guy myself. I would put together the basic build with a grate 8 inches from the top and try it out for a while. If you find that you really need more space on a regular basis then go in search of that perfect dome and add the extra grate. The weber kettle lid seems to be the best fit for most. Just my .02

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Old 05-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the quick replies. Looks like I'll stick with the flat top for the time being and see if I can find a weber lid on the cheap at some point.
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