I've never smoked anything. Been looking at many smokers on line and trying to learn as much as i can. I like to build things. Have a small work shop in my garage. A little background. I'm in my 60s , retired , live in Mi., Wing Nut comes from my time in the Air Force, it was not a carrier. On my way north this spring i'm going to stop in Lynchburg Tn. and buy a barrel from Jack Daniels ( empty ) Full would be nice but to expensive. I saw the picture of the smoker made from a wine barrel. I would love to build a smoker like that. Would appreciate any and all information i can get. Would be glad to pay for detailed plans if they are available Thank you very much in advance. Wing Nut "ED"