hello there fellow smokers. im fairly new to smoking just started this summer and fell in love with it. I decided to build a double drum smoker. just finished it yesterday and fired it up for the second time this morning. I was amazed at how I could control the temper ature at a consistant 225-250 degrees. it isn't painted yet but I kinda like the looks of it the way it is. if I had to do it over again id split the barrel in half.