I've been looking for stainless steel drums on Craig's list and haven't found anything. New they're like $150?Another concern/desire is I want to load it up and walk away for at least three hours. My current fabbed up smoker can have some wild swings and I have to tend to it frequently.
I wouldn't use galvanized steel for grilling...the coating will generate toxic fumes when heated.Check out the MSDS!http://www.atlassupplycorp.com/Content/Links/msds/galvanized.pdf
I got a new smoker last week thanks to Jeff's Backyard which I highly recommend! The BGE is like picking up a Stradivarius after what I've been using!Dialing in the temp was no problem!
I'm going to use it alot. So easy to bring up top temp it's almost like turning on the oven! Bread, pizza, steaks, roasts... turkey, fish you name it!
I love the dimples on those eggs, which look like they are hand done. Those dimples will make a thinner piece of metal much more rigid and structural.