As I mentioned in an earlier thread, my Mom-in-law gave me Dad's Redi-Smok electric smoker. Well we had issues that smoker and me, I picked it up to move it out to the patio for a first smoke run and I left a trail of rust behind. Not good and it got worse; I set the smoker down and the bottom collapsed. Off to the trash can we go-but wait! I have a 30 gal. drum that I used to put my briquette ashes in back when I had a neighbor that used to collect the ashes to make lye soap. Neighbor has long left the area but I still kept the drum. Some quick measurements taken and though the top rack (16 inch) won't fit the drum but the bottom rack (14 inch) fits just fine. Well, I soon commenced to take that ol' Redi-smok apart to transfer the heating element, control panel and handles over to my lil' drum. Got her done and ran her for a test smoke. This thing is so tight, that no steam or smoke escaped unless you took the lid off. I cooked the chicken at 250 degrees to an internal temp of 190 degrees in the breast and I thought that it was going to be dry as a bone (didn't brine this one). When I went to pick up the bird, it fell to pieces.