Forgot a thermometer probe hole. On my Weber kettle instead of paying $8 for a grommet I went to Home depot and purchased one of those hollow threaded brass tubes like are used in lamps to run a lamp cord through. However, I've gone all out on this UDS build so I'd like to know is there anything inherently better about the grommets sold by Cajun Bandit? I suspect on the UDS the small hole wont create enough of a leak to cause fire control problems as it hasn't on my Weber Kettle.
I placed a "Want" add on Craiglist and Ebay Classifieds for a Weber Kettle Lid or whole kettle offering for them or trade my late father's barely used ECB. I figured that it start getting calls right away, but nothing. However, I was at Biglots today and they have a cheap fairly light gauge steel 22.5 kettle for sale for $26 would I be a whole lot better off waiting to find a Weber lid would the light gauge lid work just as well? How important is the gauge of the steel for the lid of a UDS? If you can't tell I'm not very patient...after all the work I've put into this thing I want to get it exactly as I want it.
The main reason I want a kettle lid is that I've built the UDS to have 2 cooking grates.