Hey all, I'm new here, and am working on my first smoker. I'm only 24 and I've never smoked before, but have been dying to do it. I'm getting close to finishing my smoker. I started with a 250 gallon fuel tank. Filled it with water and cut it. The inside was pretty sludged up so I had it sandblasted and it got rid of all the smell inside the barrel. I built a trailer frame for it, made the doors, stack, etc. I used 1/4" plate for the firebox, it's 20x20x24, the hole into the cooking chamber is 12x6, and the barrel itself is 72x32. The door for the firebox came from an old wood stove I had laying around. Here are a couple pics from the other day. Since these pictures I have notched the trailer frame in the rear and set the fire box in, mounted the barrel, and connected barrel to firebox. Let me know what you think.