I built a mini-WSM in a few hours and love it but wanted something a bit bigger. Well, I got a new 30 gallon drum from Zoro tools for a decent price and did a burn and painted but the primer I used was high heat and the paint was high heat grill paint, both by Rustoleum. The paint never really hardened and could be easily scratched off but upon looking at the can it stated it was to not be used with primer. Anyway, I asked a few questions but thought I would just do a build thread and post questions and updates here. Here are links to the other 2 threads with the questions. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/183790/can-i-season-my-drum#post_1340968 http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/184516/sandblast-seasoned-uds#post_1345021 I called a few places for blasting prices and found one that is owned by some parents of students I teach (I'm an elementary teacher) and the dad offered to do it for free! I'm so stoked so I'll take him some Rockstars as a thanks (he loves them) and hopefully some Q when it's all done. I'll try to get some pics of the progress too and ask questions.