I was talking with a friend the other day about making one of these cool "UDS" smokers I saw on this BBQ forum. As fate would have it his neighbor had recently given him 2 Food Grade SS 55 gallon drums to make a regular grill. He told me he only needed one of them and offered the other one to me. I said, "hell yes!" So today I went by and picked it up. Below is a picture as it is now. The rust you see on the top is a steel cap of some sort. The drum is very clean on the outside with just a couple little dings but nothing at all major. According to the label and his friend it held a food extract. When I peered inside with a flashlight it looked like brand new. The only issue I can see is that it doesn't have a removable lid. So it will have to be cut out. I guess it will be a candidate for the Weber kettle lid. Any tips on the cleanest way to cut the top out? I though maybe a sawzall. I don't know when I'll get to work on this project but I'll be sure to document the build with pictures as I go and post them here.