Originally Posted by maliclipse
Took the plunge today...
I ordered a brand new 85 gallon barrel from Grainger. Unlined open top 1.5mm thick all around.
Gonna order the weber 26" cooking areas and start looking at plans to build a fire basket.
Hopefully will have this guy done in a couple weeks for its first run before summer starts.
I heard some people lining the bottom with concrete so it doesn't rust through or burn out - is that a good idea? I'm going to put this guy on casters so I don't really care how heavy it'll get.
I see no need to put cement in the bottom of the drum if you season it properly. Mine has been up and running for about 2 years and the bottom is just like it was when I first seasoned it. No rust or corrosion.
Webber 22 1/2 OTG Gold, UDS, rusted out chimney, Red Lavatools Thermowand, Maverick ET 732, 1950 model wife. Walking cane to help me get around.