Burn out of new drum.

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by bigr314, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. bigr314

    bigr314 Meat Mopper

    I have a new 55 gallon drum. Do you still have to do a burn out or can you just season it. What about the painted outside of the drum, does that have to be repainted with high heat paint.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it is bare steel inside then no burn out is needed just season it.

    I painted mine with 1200 degree paint but I did a burn out.

    I would think standard paint should hold up.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  3. i just decided to paint mine with 500 degree paint. the outside really doesnt get that hot. when i did my seasoning a few days ago the lid was the hottest feeling part of the whole thing.
     
  4. newbsmoke

    newbsmoke Fire Starter

    I have a similar question. My drum is bare steel inside but it was used as a industrial chemical container. How should I clean this out?
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YES  I would watch what chemicals were in it.    Might not be safe even after the burn????
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  6. newbsmoke

    newbsmoke Fire Starter

    It was coolant for a CNC machine.' I don't know much about the chemical.... What about sandblast.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most say that the burn out will make any barrel safe.

    My barrel was unlined and used to store aluminium shaving in, which I am sure had some chemical on them.
     
  8. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Some say any good burns will remove the toxins of chemicals.. I personally looked for food grade drums and found an olive oil drum with oil still in it.. so I empied the oil and seasoned..

    If you choose to use the chem barrel. . I would sandblast if thats an option for ya... and give a good burn.. or vise versus... just incase. . Its you and your fam/friends body eating whats cooked.. safer is better.. IMHO..
     
  9. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    No need to burn... just season real good... I didnt use high temp on mine.. but after some high heat cooks with chickens or burning the remaining fuel.. I have to add touch up paint.. so high heat paint would stop me from having to touch up every so often
     
  10. mudfoot

    mudfoot Newbie

    An acetone wash out will suffice
     

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