got my barrel today, it might be the RUDS right now. really ugly. got it for $20 at container reclaimer just north of denver. it is a tad taller than the other 55gal drums (maybe 3 or 4 inches), but the guy said this is what other guys want when they come in looking to make a vertical smoker. i saw some at this warehouse that clearly had a liner in it, can anyone tell if this one does? he said it was food safe and to the best of his knowledge without a liner.
i plan on painting it, so looks aside - did i get hosed, or should this work out alright?