Unknown BBQ Lid Hinge
The Biggest Upgrade You Can Give Your Weber Smokey Mountain
This hinge upgrade eliminates the need of placing the lid on the floor when checking your cooks, its unique design means you can lift the lid and it will lock in the upright position. When ready to resume cooking you pull the lid upwards and the latch system allows the lid to shut.
If you did want to remove the lid completely, simply remove the hinge pin and your smoker lid can be fully removed.
It comes with instructions and all screws for easy install.
But please be aware you will need to drill into the body of your Weber possibly voiding its warranty.
If buying with a gasket, fit the hinge first.
The plain steel version is lower cost as you can paint it yourself, limited stock of this version!
Easy to install no more lid on the floor
This really is an essential addition to my WSM. Before purchasing I was worried that it wasn't going to be strong enough and was pretty worried about drilling into the WSM itself! However, it is really strong & sturdy and handles the lid with no difficulties whatsoever. I also had no problem drilling into he WSM as it comes with clear instructions and there is a really handy video online. The whole installation process only took 30 minutes or so.
I had read that the cover wouldn't fit if the hinge was installed, however mine seemed to have no problem. The only issue I have is since I also installed the side table. This along with the hinge makes for a very tight fit!
Have had the hinge on my 47 cm WSM. for well over a year. Fantastic upgrade, no more wondering where to put the lid while you mop or add more meat to the WSM.
Recommend this as a perfect upgrade
I bought a 47 cm WSM in July 2020. I put the hinge on about 3 weeks ago.
The new hinge is a game changer. Easy opening and hold catch means i can spritz or mop my meat without spending too long with the lid open.
It stops any chance of cracking the enamel or distorting the lid while having to put it on the ground or table etc.
Dont be put off from having to put holes in the cooker, I was at first, but i took my time doing it and following the instructions that came with the hinge. There are a few youtube demos that help too.
Great piece of kit, cant fault it. I went with stainless, as i wasnt going to be painting it and wanted it to be corrosion proof.
Delighted with the upgrade and highly recommend it.