I was able to buy three of these babies 10 minutes from my house for $10 each. They held soybean oil. The outsides are clean as a whistle. I couldn't get home fast enough. I got them unloaded and wondered if the tops would come off. No problem. I took off the bolt / bracket and peaked inside hoping to not see the dreaded red liner...nope. We're all set. There is about a half gallon of the soybean oil still in there. Do you think that I should still do a "burn" or should I just build it and fire the thing up with lump?
I also visited a metal shop today and ordered the expanded steel for the firebox. My buddy at work is going to weld them up for me. He works for beer. I also stopped and picked up the step drill bits I'll need.
Next up is to find the grates and to buy the other hardware/paint that is needed. This thing is so clean I question if I should even paint it. If I do a burn I'm sure I'll give it a paint job too.
Any advice is appreciated. I'll keep everyone updated. Again, this is all your fault guys....