I have been wanting to build one of these for a while. I have started the process and should have it wrapped up this week. Here is what I have for now. I got the barrel burnt out today with some pallets. There was a liner of sorts in the barrel, it was red. After the fire, I scrubbed it down with an SOS pad and most of it came out. I will hit it with sand paper tomorrow and hopefully primer the outside. This is my new fire basket and grill grate.