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Lined Barrels

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  1. I found this in my never ending search for truth appears the lining aint so bad. Below is an exerpt from a web page I found. The web page is at the bottom.
  2. JT says:
  3. I bought a drum from you recently with the epoxy phenolic liner that I intend to convert to a smoker. I don’t anticipate ever cooking anything at over 400 degrees, mostly low & slow, 225 degrees. I know it is supposed to be safe for food but Is it safe for cooking bbq? Does this liner need to be removed prior to smoking on it? Thanks!

  1. Hello, I must apologize for the delayed response. Thank you for purchasing a drum from Skolnik. Having the interior lined will not effect your smoker environment. The liner is similar to a high temperature paint and all the ingredients in the liner are food safe. After some use, the liner may begin to peel due to heat exposure. Just wire brush the peelings to prevent them from dropping onto your food. Hope you have many great tasting bbq’s!




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Hello.  "epoxy phenolic liner".  That's where the problem lies.  Most times folks just won't know what the liner is.  The safest option is to advise folks to burn out the liner.  Better safe than sorry.  Just my opinion.  Keep Smokin!


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