Ok this does not in any way contribute to this thread but I just finished reading it! It took almost a month of work days to get thru it. Would have been faster if it wasnt for the pesky "job" I have to do at work.
Now I have a couple questions....
1) Do you have to get the red liner out? and if so how?
2) How many holes go in the bottom for air flow?
3) How does the smoke get out ?
4) can you use a grill lid instead of the barrel lid?
5) is this hard to make?
Thanks for the info guys I'm eagerly awaiting your answers...
(I hope you know I was kidding)