I have been watching this site for a while waiting for my grill to die so that I can justify building a grill/smoker. I have been noticing material prices are starting to come down a little so I may start picking up some steel. I was originally going to start with a 55gal barrel RF with a square fire box, but I don't think the barrel would last very long before it rusted out. I haven't figured out if I am going to continue with that yet or not. I just want to say Hi and say thanks for all the information.