Finally found some unlined drums here on Long Island. $20each reconditioned. It took me forever searching for drums here locally. I was a day away from buying a new one from Grainger for $150. The one I have now has the red liner in it and 3 6hr burns later and wire wheel still the farkin liner. Will post pics this weekend of the build and the final outcome.
Joe - CHUBBY HUBBY BBQ / STAINLESS UDS(Build in Progress)/2 UDS /1 WSM / Weber Gasser/ 22.5 Weber Kettle/ The Absolute Fastest Super Fast BLACK Thermapen