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Is this barrel ok to use??

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I got a 55 that had hydraulic fluid in it. Is it OK to use with a popper burn out. I have about 4 pallets..




post #2 of 8

Personally I'd look for a different drum but with that said I know people have used worse things and claim they are fine once burned out

post #3 of 8

Give it a good wash prior to the burn, then a few good washes after the burn and you should be fine.

post #4 of 8

If you could find a food grade barrel I would buy it instead but if that barrel is all you can find then it can be used with a little bit of extra work. I personally wouldn't ever use one but I have food grate barrel available to me and for some people that isn't an option so you have to make due.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info, I think I will keep looking for another barrel. Who knows I might get a wild hair and get this one cranking now. I am ready to do some smoking..

post #6 of 8

Have you checked Craig's List in your area for food grade barrels? That is where I found mine.

post #7 of 8

Clean it, burn it, season it, and cook on it.


The only thing I would check for is to make sure it does not have an epoxy liner. So long as there is no liner, its no different then a fuel oil tank or a diesel tank. Slightly different then a propane tank but not much. Both of the comp rigs I cook on are old diesel fuel tanks.


There are many options to clean it, I used dawn dish soap, you know,,,, the one that cuts grease  lol.


Good Luck which ever way you go.

post #8 of 8

What Tom said^^


If it does have an epoxy liner you either get it out the hard way with a grinder and wire wheel or what I did was have mine sandblasted for $20.


Get to building, we need some Qview!  






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