UDS ate my lunch

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by jay6896, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. jay6896

    jay6896 Fire Starter

    Well I thought I was almost done with my build but then I kept reading (here) and found out I wasn't. I also thought I was doing a great thing by getting a food grade LINED barrel and found out I wasn't. I did the initial burn out and it lasted most of 1 day. I used 3/4 of a truckload of pallet wood, some nice 4x4s in there too. When the burn was done the outside was good. The next morning I checked the inside and it was looking pretty good and I thought what was in there was rust. HA! Ultimately the burn out got about 25% of the liner out. I wiped the inside down with oil then realized I needed to get the rest of that liner out. Soooooo ... yesterday I spent over 2 hours shoulder deep in the barrel with a sander and some dawn. Finally got it cleaned out but boy oh boy did I get filthy. I think I ruined my shirt. LOL I don't think those lined barrels are good for much more than making a burn barrel out of them.

    Gonna get the charcoal basket built this weekend then we are SMOKIN':grilling_smilie:
  2. [​IMG]   You are not the first one brother!  That liner is put in to STAY!  Glad you got it going your way now.  Hang in.  Keep Smokin!

  3. jay6896

    jay6896 Fire Starter

    Thanks man! It's just good to be moving forward on it and not backwards. LOL
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I felt like (and looked like) a coal miner that had been trapped in a collapse after crawling in my barrel with a grinder to get the liner out (and I burned mine TWICE). I will never make that mistake again. Glad you got yours out and can keep the build going. 

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