Just finished reading this thread, only took a week...
I can get my barrels for free, they had water soluble oil in them. Problem is that I am going to have to cut off the lid. That means I will have to manufacture a lid. I'm going to look at Lowe's and the HD and see if they are putting their grill gear on markdown for the winter. I plan on keeping as close to the BDS model as possible. What works better the conduit caps or the magnets? I would think the caps would eventually warp the holes as you keep removing and replacing.
I'll let you know how the build goes. This should be a huge improvement over my ECB smoker.
Thanks to all of you for laying the ground work for Q Bliss.