That meat looks great Razr.. and please thank your son for his service!
One last noob question... These are the barrels I referenced in my prev post and am thinking about going to pick up: http://kansascity.craigslist.org/grd/3184590584.html
Notice that there is a ridge located near the top of the barrel? Is this going to be problematic for my build? On most of the UDS I see the ridges are closer to the center... I am worried that the screws holding the top grate might have to go in at an angle or it may be problematic due to the location of the ridge