Originally Posted by ---k---
I googled "Dallas Steel Drum" http://www.dallassteeldrums.com/
was the first hit. They have new and reconditioned barrels. A new barrel won't need a high temp burn. Just wash with detergent. Probably the same with a reconditioned. I'm sure there are other places in Dallas. Chicago had at least 4 places that sold new drums. I payed $68 for my new barrel.
Went there today. $40.05 for a pretty new one. Took a 17" Weber charcoal grate to a welder to get an expanded metal basket cylinder welded to it and he said $80 and I said no thanks. Got a 5'x1' piece of scrap expanded for $5 and I'll just bolt it together. Should be cooking by the weekend.