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StayDown 08-15-2008 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Single Fin Smoker (Post 712586)
Anybody ever have issues with getting your kettle lid to fit?
I just bent the chit out of mine to get it to fit.


There are many fixes for that found throughout this thread but yes...your fix is one of them! :mrgreen:

BobF 08-15-2008 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Single Fin Smoker (Post 712586)
Anybody ever have issues with getting your kettle lid to fit?
I just bent the chit out of mine to get it to fit.

Yep, did the same thing. Had to bend the lowest flange out to make it fit the drum. I wrapped my pliers with tape to try to lower the amount of enamel that chipped off, but I don't think it helped much. Just bend as needed and live with the result.
If you are lucky your lid will fit with no bending. Seems some have found this.

HB-BBQ 08-15-2008 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Single Fin Smoker (Post 712586)
Anybody ever have issues with getting your kettle lid to fit?
I just bent the chit out of mine to get it to fit.

Kev, I had to bend mine up bad too as my lid was out of round. I just repainted the whole lid with hi-heat black to match the drum. You can still see where the enamel flaked off along the lip but I can live with that. I think if I did it again I would sand it down before painting but then again that would take the UGLY out of UDS

Single Fin Smoker 08-15-2008 07:58 PM

All enamel around the edge chipped off. Sad cuz this lid is way better than the one on my other drum.
I bent that flange out just about flat, laid the lid on top and pounded down the sides with a hammer. Since that sucker sits on casters all I did was spin it(while tapping with the hammer) till it fit again.
I was thinking of using swamps lid method, but it all worked out. I just sand and paint the chipped edges.

michiana mark 08-18-2008 11:52 AM

Who says you can't cook competition chicken in a UDS. Bbq Bubba for the Rub, Smoke, and Sauce team placed 2nd this weekend in his drum. I could only muster a 4th from my drum. Oh to learn the 'masters" secrets. Like they say, " Walk on saturday, build on monday" Drum on!!!!!!!!!!!!

BobF 08-18-2008 06:40 PM

I hear the lids from the cheaper clones like Sears and Brinkman are a little large. Anyone have a one and a tape measure?

Dr_KY 08-18-2008 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by michiana mark (Post 714624)
Who says you can't cook competition chicken in a UDS. Bbq Bubba for the Rub, Smoke, and Sauce team placed 2nd this weekend in his drum. I could only muster a 4th from my drum. Oh to learn the 'masters" secrets. Like they say, " Walk on saturday, build on monday" Drum on!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF YOU DRUMHEADS!!:icon_cool
I took our comp with a UDS, ProQ and a Weber. The UDS got more attenion through the day than anything else on the entire comp site.

Norcoredneck 08-19-2008 08:14 AM

Couple of 10" crescent wrenches working around the lip make short work of it. If you hammer it too close of a fit it will be hard to get foo when the gunk builds up.

swamprb 08-19-2008 11:54 AM

I have been collecting awards and checks using my drums this year and am very proud of them, I built them myself and this is my first year competing. I'd love to hang out and learn from Snail or the KC Can Crew!

kitch 08-19-2008 12:39 PM

I got a used Weber yesterday for free. The guy said he hated it.

I wonder why with the smell of lighter fluid and the vent on top kinda stuck shut.

Lid was flaking of soot.

I told him on his next charcoal grill to buy a chimney starter.....I'm sure he's going gas and will never go back :(

Single Fin Smoker 08-19-2008 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 715436)
Couple of 10" crescent wrenches working around the lip make short work of it. If you hammer it too close of a fit it will be hard to get foo when the gunk builds up.

Exactly what I did. Hammered it down so tight, I could lift the entire barrel off the ground. I'm really bad with tools ya know.

Anyways, I went back around bending it back. Fits perfect now.

Hey, my dads gonna weld some casters on my other barrel. Pat, you got any suggestions as to which ones I should buy?

STX Cue 08-19-2008 06:14 PM

Are either of these anybody here? They are both posted on ebay. If I wasn't building my own...and selling them to friends (cost plus beer)...I might be interested.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BBQ-Smoker-Barbe...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NO-JOKER-SMOKER-...QQcmdZViewItem

Norcoredneck 08-19-2008 07:16 PM

If you note one is for the plans which you can get here and the other has the issue that killed BDS purchases for most. $150 shipping. Besides probably not a Brethren, Basket appears to not be raised off bottom of can.

jiarby 08-19-2008 07:33 PM

There may be bolts in the bottom to support the basket off the floor?
http://www.glennbutler.com/Gold/bolts2.jpg

Norcoredneck 08-19-2008 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jiarby (Post 716064)
There may be bolts in the bottom to support the basket off the floor?
http://www.glennbutler.com/Gold/bolts2.jpg

Think your right.


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