I currently have a Cook n Cajun that is a few years old and has a rotting water pan. I have had fun and learned a lot over the past few years. Now I'm getting frustrated. I cannot control the temperature very well at all. I'm thinking about getting something else. I don't mind building or modifying but I can't weld, nor do I have access to anyone that does. I could do some metal work but limited to the basic tools in my garage. This is for home use only once or twice per month year round I live in Chicago I'd like to be able to succeed year round I need convenient/easy temp control No need for anything too big. It would be nice to try different methods I prefer charcoal but I will listen to other ideas medium to low price range Any help would be appreciated. I have no qualms buying new and modifying. I have been searching Craigslist and did see some guy selling 50 gallon drums he converted...are those any good?