Built mine last week. Ran it this weekend with some ribs and some moinks.
1. The liner was a BITCH to get out. Burned it out, and still had to spend a few hours crawled inside with a flapper wheel. :homer:
2. Expanded metal is a bitch to weld with an arc welder :laughing:
3. One thing I haven't seen anyone else do is put magnets on the feet of the fire basket. That way, I can attach or un-attach the ash pan at will. Makes it easy to get in and out of the drum and still can use the propane burner to start it if I want to.
Pictures of the finished product and the finished products: