Blutch... first of all congrats on your persistence and your drum. You seem to have run into every possible problem on your first drum. You must know your second one will be easier.
As for your fire ring.. it will be fine for your longer burns. It is about the same size as mine.
Can't wait to hear about your first cook.
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Smokin Gators BBQ Team
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