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Double 55 Gallon Drum Smoker (First Timer)

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I really need a grill and I think it will be much more fun to build a grill from scratch, rather than buy one. My brother has a welder and all the tools required to do it. I know where to find 55 gallon oil drums for free, this is Texas after all... So the help I need is tips and tricks to turn this into a reality. I have found a design online that I really like [ http://www.theathomewelder.com/2010/01/04/diy-drum-smoker/ ]. I'm thinking about using ceramic engine paint on the interior as it's more tolerable to higher temperatures. I'm hoping that I can use this for charcoal (or gas) as well as a traditional wood smoker. I'm super excited about this project and this is my first post. Sorry if I posted this on the wrong page.

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I would rethink using paint on the interior of your drum. As long as it's been burned out - liners removed, and properly seasoned, you shouldn't need paint. Take a look around the forums! Welcome!

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I would rethink using paint on the interior of your drum. As long as it's been burned out - liners removed, and properly seasoned, you shouldn't need paint. Take a look around the forums! Welcome!

 

Thanks gravey, I'm starting to do some research. I'm probably going to get the entire thing sand blasted, appreciate the help.

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Sandblasting's definitely the way to go if you want to do less work! Have you checked out the UDS Build section? That's where you'll probably find the best tips.

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