Well, the time has come to build myself a new UDS. My brother was given a few barrels for free for his job and he gave me one. I am going to make some changes on this one for the better and give my brother my original one. My buddy and I got going on it tonight and since this one was sealed we started by cutting out the lid. I will be using a dome lid from a Weber.
Wonderful, no liner. I will burn it out tomorrow really well since this drum previously held oil. I went and picked up a truck load of pallets this afternoon and broke them all up. I will keep this thread going until I get it done which should be a week or so. Some of the changes I will make are only using one intake, a 2" ball valve so that I can use my BBQ Guru. I will also make an adjustable rack so that I can raise and lower the grates if I choose. There will be more but that is down the road.