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Question about my UDS build.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
SO I just finished burning out my barrel. It was a 55 gallon Food Grade Barrel with a red coating in it. The fire burned pretty hot, the paint on the outside all burned off, but how do I know the liner is gone? It is all black on the top part on the inside, but the middle section is still red. How do I know for sure?


post #2 of 10
Take a wire brush or wire sanding disk and just take it down to bare metal. It might even take a second burn..

Here's what mine looked like once the liner was burned off..

post #3 of 10
I used a 5 million btu turbo torch, after two burns a that I still had a bit a the liner left, then used a wire wheel on my angle grinder, one last blast with the torch an a power wash. Whatever was left there ain't goin no where an after gettin it that hot sure ain't gonna hurt nothin cause it'll never get that hot again.

Just my two coppers worth.
post #4 of 10
5 million btu now that hot be careful
post #5 of 10

Steel Bar

What the purpose of the three pieces of Steel bar?
post #6 of 10
For hanging meat like so..

post #7 of 10
It makes it glow a real perty color an ifin ya ain't carefull ya can melt some stuff with it to!icon_mrgreen.gif
post #8 of 10
Keep us posted!
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
I will do. I hope to wok on it more this evening.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Here is my charcoal basket. What do you guys think?

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