So, i've got a barrel, i've cut 3 intake holes, four holes for bolts to hold the cooking grate, 24 inches above bottom of charcoal basket. Charcoal basket made from dollar general grill plus expanded metal. going to add a handle.
I just missed on a 10 dollar Weber kettle on craigslist today. Curse those people who are faster than me!
Nothing beats food cooked over a fire. ever.