Well, after Bludawg slapped me around a little the other day, I bit the bullet and risked my wife's wrath by asking permission to order the SS barrel from Bubba's Barrels.
She said she would rather have me spend the money than have me stick my head in a barrel with a wire wheel on an angle grinder.
Now I just have to wait for it to arrive and set it up with the Big Poppas UDS kit I ordered. I know there are other cookers at this price point, but I like using my UDSes and feel extremely comfortable with the food I can put out with the UDS.
Now I just have to impatiently wait for the thing to arrive.