Originally Posted by Big Bears BBQ
I see that most drums are about 35" tall but I'm starting to look around for one that is 39" tall I seen one advertised somewhere. I'm thinking the 4 extra inches would help on briskets and pork butt loaded up on the drum ....
To get that height, you can either find a dome lid and fit it, or get another barrel and cut it to create a lid that's maybe 12 inches tall that would add extra height. Or that cut up barrel you'd leave the top and bottom open and use the lid on top of it so it's just like an extension. This is what I'd like to do if I get OK at cutting and have a spare barrel.