old diesel fuel drum

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by yount, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    with seeing some smoke pits made from old oil tanks would it be ok to use a diesel fuel 55 gallon drum after a good burn?
  2. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    short answer...yes

    Mine was a zep drum, that then was used for diesel.

    A 3 pallet burn and pressure wash later, I was good to go
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At least a couple good hot burns, soapy power wash an fer good measures a run with a wire wheel then another good soapy wash should do the trick.

    Many a pig cooker been made from fuel oil barrels. Just be real carefull with the first fire, although diesel ain't near as explosive as gas er some other things, ya just don't wan't a surprise. Eyebrows er hard ta grow back without alotta explanations! Ya could actually power wash it first then start yer burns.
  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    As they mentioned above you can use those style barrels if need be but if you have a food grade one available I would take that first. If thats all you have is a diesel fuel drum then by all means use that there is just a little more prep work to make it safe to use.
  5. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    thanks for the replys
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    PS make sure you post pictures of your build so we can see them!

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