Got my drum. Got the 1" holes drilled around the bottom for the inlets. Picked up various bits of black pipe fittings to make the inlets. I am going to use the nuts for electric conduit cause I don't feel like rigging a connection for the welder.
I got a Weber charcoal grate from HD and a piece of expanded metal at the hardware store (HD doesn't have it in my area). This piece is 16" x 32". I plan to cut in half giving 2 8" x 32" pieces. This should wrap around the grid. I plan to mount the grate about 2" up, this will give about a 6" tall coal holder with a 17' diameter.
Is this about right? Any tips for "rolling" the expanded metal?