Got two food grade drums for 15 bucks a piece. They had shipped food coloring in it with bag liners so they were pretty clean. Had them sand blasted and they came out very nice. We put in two grills one at about thirteen inches down and the other at three and a half for ribs and chicken (and corn on the first cook). Used magnets for covers on the vents, four on the top and three on the bottom. Painted it with high heat paint and she is ready to go. Cured it for fifteen hours at 300 degrees with olive oil on the insides of the barrel. First cook was chicken and corn. I am having my fire basket built and just used a cheap bbq basket for my charcoal. Used about six pounds and oooked for four three hours and a steady 250 with the vents half open.Wasn't as hot at the top with the corn in as I had hoped but I think with the basket and fifteen pounds of charcoal it will be much better. The whole thing cost me about 150 bucks and it cooked beautifully the first time.