My name is Marek, live in Vancouver BC, Canada. Building my first UDS, have some technical questions for the experts.
1. Using a 55 gal steel drum - food grade. I sandblasted the inside and outside, clean metal. Im going to be painting the outside with BBQ grade paint. How do I season the inside of the drum? Oil? PAM? Grease?
2. Also, building my charcoal basket. I don't have welder I was thinking about using metal enamel pot used for canning it's 14 inches in diameter, I though I could drill some holes in to is to allow for air flow and let ash fall through, any thoughts? An alternative to the metal enamel pot could be an aluminium deep colander with large holes already made also 14 inches in diameter , would this material work or would the charcoal melt the amluminum?
Thanks for the welcome and feedback.