As a meat lover I recently got interested in smoking meat. There is a show on pbs often that i enjoy, its about bbq . Im a welder professionally and do a bit of work on the side. I made a small box to hold some wood chips in my propane grill. I grilled some chicken breast and it was great...but i want a true smoker. Thats how i eneded up here, I'm leaning towards an UBS. Steel drums filled with steel shot are scrapped often at work, ideal for smoking because they havent had any chemical in them. Im having a hard time deciding between a 30 gallon and a 50. I really would like to find a stainless barrel. If i cant source one afforably, ill grab one from work. Either way i will post my build and continue learning.