Morning everyone My name is Louis, I'm from Johannesburg, South Africa. We have a massive meat culture here but, alas, our smoker culture is lacking quite a bit. I experienced real bbq'ing on my first visit to the States last year and since then I have been trying to recreate the experince but I keep falling short. I currenttly use a Weber grill but it's just not the same taste and flavour. So now I have decided to build my own smoker. I do however not have a clue as to where to start. All the info I have otten online seems to lead me to think that a ood starter smoker whould be a 55 gallon drum and to modify it from there. Any and all advice will be highly appreceated!!!