RE: garbage can and ribs
I agree with KC - the galvanizing is an issue. I know you can find how to do chicken and such in a garbage can on Scout sites.
Actually, any container will work - an old metal fridge or such (I've even though of an old clothes dryer!) can make a real cheap smoker.
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