I just made this unique smoker from a 50 year old whiskey barrel (1" oak). It's not complete, as I have to put in the air vents, propane burner, and the smoke stack. It has (2) 22" grates, enabling it to hold 8 full racks of ribs or 12 pork butts. I will have more pics when complete. Any questions, post or email and I will try to answer.