When I first saw this set-up I was crushed! This was supposed to be my secret project!! I was going to stun the world with my welding skills, not to mention my creative ability... I had been working in the concept stages of this very same design for, oh I don't know, days now! And for what?
Then, today, I saw the project you see above and I realized something immediately. I need tons more practice welding and my fabrication skills could probably use some help too.
This this is amazing for a barrel pit/smoker! T configured alone isn't impossible, but it does show a level of skill that, let's be honest here, many of us just don't possess. Insulated. Again, not impossible, but who bothers doing that with a barrel? A craftsman, that's who. Plenty of ventilation. Fuel access door. Latches for the main door to maintain the best possible seal in the main smoking chamber. A nice sized charcoal basket. The quality that is on display here tells me one of two things. These things are being built in a shop class somewhere, or they are being built to be put up for sale. Maybe a reader will let me know.
Either way, very nice work.