I Have a few of these 55 gallon drums laying around that have been setting behind the barn for years (over 10) i picked out one that had a hole in the area where a stove pipe would go. I poured water and soap in it and slush it around. I Was so nervous cutting this thing but got it done with all my body parts still attached. I Got to thinking though after i got it cut, can i even use a kerosene drum for a meat smoker? even if i burn a fire in it for 8 hours or longer? Did i just do this for no reason? these are the only drums i got and i can't just go down and buy these and ordering them online is like $74 + $74 s/h
Would it be okay to continue this before i get to far ahead? would it be safe to eat meats that come out of it after i season the drum?