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I started to burn out my barrel.   Most of the liner burned out, but I am going to do it again to be sure.  I noticed towards the bottom of the barrel (where most of the fire was) the color looks a little pink.  I am not sure if this is what it should look like.  I guess I would like to know what the barrel should look like when the liner is burned out?  If you anyone has pictures, I would appreciate it.  Thank you.

post #2 of 11

Was it a red liner to begin with? It will just look like clean metal when you get through the liner, you will see the difference. If it was a red liner than your not gonna get it out by burning it.

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Our best wishes are with you funk. oh boy I am gonn have to watch my typin with your name, the mods may get after me if I mess up  LOL.

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Originally Posted by pandemonium View Post

Was it a red liner to begin with? It will just look like clean metal when you get through the liner, you will see the difference. If it was a red liner than your not gonna get it out by burning it.


the liner was tan colored.  Thanks for the response.
 

post #5 of 11

im not sure how hard the tan liner is to remove, but it has to be better than the red one.

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im not sure how hard the tan liner is to remove, but it has to be better than the red one.



It was not bad at all.  i was worried because I know the red one's are a pain.  I need to gather some wood from the dead trees in the backyard and do another burning tonight. 

post #7 of 11

Funk, so the tan burner will come out with only burning?  No grinding after burning?  I'm only asking because I do have another barrel with a tan liner and just dealt with a red liner can which I ended up getting sandblasted.  Once I get a weber style lid I'll probably build the tan liner can.  But I'm hoping to get a couple unlined cans that I won't have to bother with it! lol

post #8 of 11

Funk, if you are real worried,try talking to a Sandblaster.I traded a rack of ribs for his work.

Makes things easier and Bartering is fun

Hope this helps and,

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Funk, so the tan burner will come out with only burning?  No grinding after burning?  I'm only asking because I do have another barrel with a tan liner and just dealt with a red liner can which I ended up getting sandblasted.  Once I get a weber style lid I'll probably build the tan liner can.  But I'm hoping to get a couple unlined cans that I won't have to bother with it! lol


The tan did come off with the burning.  I have not done any grinding as of yet.  I did a second burn yesterday and to get some more of the residual stuff off.  I will try to take some pictures tonight and post.  This if my first one, and I am not sure what the inside is supposed to look like. 
 

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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

Funk, if you are real worried,try talking to a Sandblaster.I traded a rack of ribs for his work.

Makes things easier and Bartering is fun

Hope this helps and,


I am not real worried because I know that it is a food grade barrel.  Being the first time doing this, I just want it to be safe when done.  I think I am going to give it a few more burns, scrap with a wire brush, and wash it with a power washer.
 

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The tan did come off with the burning.  I have not done any grinding as of yet.  I did a second burn yesterday and to get some more of the residual stuff off.  I will try to take some pictures tonight and post.  This if my first one, and I am not sure what the inside is supposed to look like. 

 


Great, I might have to give this a try with a tanned lined barrel I have..but then I think it's almost worth it for me to get it sandblasted since I've found someone who will do the inside and out for $20.  As for the apperance of the inside, as long as the tan liner is gone, that's all that matters, should just have a dull metal look...well, maybe a little smutted look now from the burning you've done..lol 

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