I”m looking for plans for building a water smoker from a used whiskey barrel. Any chance you have put your eyes on such a beast? I’m to the point of adding a heat source to the one I”m building. I hoping to use gas. Need some help here Dr.BBQ on getting air to the gas burner and venting the smoke.
Judging from the picture you’re doing pretty well on your own. I’m not sure how hot you want to cook but an electric hot plate might be the ticket. Frankly you’ll have to keep the temp pretty low if you’re not going to line it with metal or it’ll catch on fire! You’ll need a pan to sit on the coil for wood chips and a way to catch the drippings. Let me know how it works out.