I'm curious how some of these more "intricate" designs are doing as far as putting out BBQ. What are teh burn times on 10lbs of charcoal? How are the temp swings? Here was my blog entry:
I took a 55 gallon and drilled 3 holes 2" up from the bottom, and threaded 3 1/2" nipples in them. On one I screwed a 1/2" ball valve on it.
I then drilled 3 1/4" holes 7" from the top of the drum and secured 2" bolts in them. I laid a cooking grate in there.
Oh and I also bent a couple pieces of expanded metal into a circle and attached a 13" Cooking grate 2" inside of it.
Then I cooked.