Smokers, Grills, Pitts & More => BDS & UDS Smokers => Topic started by: SWestBBQ on August 31, 2012, 01:11:19 pm

Title: Lid question
Post by: SWestBBQ on August 31, 2012, 01:11:19 pm
Ok, being that I am going to start building, I wanted to tap into all the vast knowledge here...again.  :) What is the better style drum to get, well to be more specific, what type of lid would be better? Should I get one with or without a bung hole? Is it just a matter of preference or does it actually effect the operation? Just want to make sure I get it right.
Title: Re: Lid question
Post by: AZWildcat on August 31, 2012, 04:25:39 pm
I have 1 of each. For the most part it really does not matter. I use the 1 with the bung hole when I want to cook something at a higher temp.
Title: Re: Lid question
Post by: skou on September 25, 2012, 10:55:44 pm
If you have a Weber kettle, use THAT lid.

If you set your grills at 2 inches below, and 12 inches below the top,
youi just got another cooking surface.

If you use a flat lid, you can't do the 2 inch measurement,
and also can't use the lower grate.

I've been using a Weber kettle lid, for 3 years now,
and would NOT go back.  Ever!

Title: Re: Lid question
Post by: FatCharlie on September 28, 2012, 09:40:56 pm
I used the stock drum lid but found it didin't provide enough room and the fit is poor.

All of mu UDS builds have utilized a "cone" top.  A little work to get them to fit, but well worth the trouble IMO.