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Why dont I see kettle bottom for lids?

post #1 of 10
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I'm building my first uds. I've researched quite a bit and I am wondering why people don't use the bottom of a Webber kettle for the lid over the top part. I am a metal worker so fitting the kettle bottom, top, or just flat lid is all doable for me. Is there a reason I don't know about? I'm in need of expert advice. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 10
I think they use the top because it already has a handle and a daisy wheel.
Plus when you done using the lid on the UDS use it on your kettle.
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Edited by Smokin Phil - 7/22/16 at 8:28pm
post #4 of 10
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That's a good point about reusing the lid for your Webber. I was just thinking the extra space you get out of the bottom of the Webber would seem worth sacrificing the old Webber I got. And the handle on the side would be for when I hinge it. I was wondering if the bigger dome is bad for smoking somehow and that's why no one uses it.
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Edited by Smokin Phil - 7/22/16 at 8:25pm
post #6 of 10
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I started my build. I burnt it out and then sandblasted. I'm using my old Weber kettle bottom for the lid. The kettle lid I used the outside ring inserted it in the drum to make a tight fit for the kennel bottom.
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post #9 of 10
Why not, it should work graat. Looks good. Wish I had the ability to weld the lid on!
post #10 of 10

Hard to find and Weber stopped just selling anyone parts. They were getting so many lid orders from people building UDSes, they started asking for serial numbers for replacement parts.

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