Ok its settled I'm building my first smoker. I have a drum place over in Zellwood that has all types and sizes. Gonna send the wife over Thursday to pick up a few 55gal's. I have a good idea of what I need to do to build a good UDS (basic model) from reading all the posts here, but I want to experiment with some other ideas. I will post as I go with lots of pic's. My wife thinks I will go nuts with the designs but what can I say I play in traffic for a living I'm already nuts. I even have ideas for controller cabinet smokers...lol I would appreciate any comments good or bad. My first idea is low profile brass bulkhead installed on the bottom to make cleaning easy. I've used a few on my wife pond and they will be air tight.