Burn out ?????s for the UDS pros

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by teeznuts, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I picked up a drum that was used for olive oil and I want/need to do a burn out(I think?) It is already cut in half and I plan to use it for a vertical rotisserie build.



    Do I just fill it with wood and let it burn for several hours?


    Then just scrub it out? I won't actually cook in it but it will be used to house a vertically mounted heat source with a rotisserie in front of it. Hopefully it will have a similar effect to these vertical cookers below.


    only on a smaller scale


    Thanks for any input.
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. [​IMG]   or maybe a sandblaster.

    Good luck and please keep us updated.
  4. hdsmoke

    hdsmoke Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah, being already cut in half i bet you could have it blasted for $20 or so.  I just had the inside of a drum plus both sides of the lid for $25.  Look in yellow pages for sandblasting or powder coating.
  5. Interesting build! Please keep us posted on your progress.
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Or take a grinder to it.
  7. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you can get it Blasted for $20 do it, that stuff is kinda a pain in the patootie, otherwise grab a 6 pack and start the hottest fire you can in it, then hit it with a wire wheel, then repeat....that should do it.
  8. I would take a Harbor frieght weed burner to it. I to have been using used food grade drums and often have to burn them out.. 
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Teez, morning....  I would set up the burner and rotisserie assembly.... fire it up and check the temp of the 1/2 drum.... it shouldn't get warm at all... just thinking you know...  IR heat on the meat and not IR heat back on the drum.... The food grade paint would make it easy to clean if all the temp checks work out to your liking....  Dave

    Let us know what you find out... a great learning experience for all....  

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