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advice on the inside of my burnout

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by cromag, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    I burned the outside and the residue of the palm oil that was inside the drum turned into this. Many processed foods contain palm oil as an ingredient so I'm not worried about toxicity. What should I do? I used a torch but can't get it deep inside due to temp

  2. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    The inside stinks.. Almost like the contents even though it's smooth inside. Should I pile a bunch of logs in it and then do a wood burnout?
  3. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

  4. smokingeagle

    smokingeagle Smoke Blower

    I would give it a good burn out with some logs a charcoal. i had a problem with mine after the log burn out it was much better. Might have to do it 2 times.
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like a plan to me. It shouldn't take too much wood to burn that out.
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    did you just use a torch? if so i would think you would need to do a wood burnout. also have you used dish soap to break down the oil? i have not made a UDS yet but i'm sure someone will be along who was.
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    see..........2 chimed in while i was typing!
  8. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    yup burn that baby out!  I never did the outside of mine I burned the inside long and hot till the paint fell off most of the drum.
  9. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    depending on what type liner, i used a torch on the outside of mine and by heating up the outside the inside burned off nicely, because the heat kicks back at you when you try to torch the inside.
  10. lugnutz

    lugnutz Smoking Fanatic

    I used a pile of maple limbs that I'd gathered after a storm and some hedge !!  when the barrel turns red and the paint on the outside catches fire..your almost there !
  11. silverwolf636

    silverwolf636 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I stoked up my side burner until I get 500-600 degrees in the smokin area and burn it for bout 30 minutes. I do this twice. Why? I don't know. It just sounded like a good temp and time. LOL I've never had any odd smells or tastes.


  12. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    If you can find a wood pallet or two they make for some nice burnout wood or build you a stick fire in it.  It'll get hot enough the exterior paint will come off in the process.  Once you're done I'd get some dawn dish soap and scrub it out real good after the burn, dry it and spray some cooking oil inside to keep it from starting to rust in case you can't get to the seasoning process in the same day.
  13. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    I'Ve burnt mine out by building a fire in my fire pit and layed the barrels on thier sides on the fire and it burnt the outside and insides out good enough that when ready to paint and assemble them all i had to do was wipe them down and power wash  .After burning the sides ,I set the barrel up right on the fire to make sure everything burnt out of the bottom inside grooves.
  14. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    Yeah I torched the outside bottom and tried to torch the inside but the heat coming back out the drum made it hard to stick the torch in. I'm going to find an old pallet and chop it up to burn.
  15. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    This one had no liner in at all. Should I drill my holes before the wood burn out or will the wood burn without holes in the bottom?
  16. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I say drill the holes, that way it will get hotter. Use wood that is not chemically treated or use a bag of charcoal. No worries that about toxic stuff. Give it a good power wash after that. Then spray the inside down with Pam "vegetable oil" and run it with the lid like you were going to do a smoke job, but without the meat. After that your good to go. [​IMG]
  17. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    You'll want to go ahead and drill your holes so the fire will burn.
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Cromag, go to a painter that has a blaste and trade a rack for a blasting, odds are he won't refuse[​IMG]

    Have fun and,
  19. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2 or three pallets, break 'em down, loosly stack it full of wood, go apologize to your neighbors, then light it on fire..
  20. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    Tomorrow I burn down the neighborhood! I hope 3 pallets is enough