Originally Posted by SY82
I'm not handy at all. But this thread has definitely got me interested in trying a build of my own. So I contacted Apex Drums inquiring about a food grade drum with a lid for a smoker, and they told me that prices range from $60 to $100 depending on the thickness. Seems a bit pricier than what others in this thread have been getting their drums for.
Don't worry about getting a food grade drum, look for an oil drum. When you burn it out it will be fine. The lined drums are a pain in the A$$. I think an old oil drum is thick enough.