Picked up some Apple concentrate Barrels to make a UDS with. Tried burning out the liner But the liner didn't completely burn off. So I then went to sanding and wire wheel. Got it down to just about bare metal Started Drilling Built: I installed the thermometer on the wrong side (DOH!) oh well. I then wiped the inside with canoloa oil and started to season it. After a few hours of seasoning i tossed on some burgers and dogs. Happy me next to the new cooker. I gotta say I really love the Big Poppa Smoker kit. I like having an adjustable height charcoal basket. I also want to look into adding another grate above this one and using a 22.5" weber lid for when i need the extra capacity. I wouldn't buy the ash catcher again, it's clumsy and expensive for what it is. I've only done 2 cooks on it so far but have loved cooking on this thing. Probably going to make another UDS out of the other barrel with out a kit and see if one performs better than the other.