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First Time UDS Build.

steven carr

Newbie
12
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Joined Dec 26, 2013
Hello all!! This is going to be my first UDS build. "Winter Project". Anyway my friend gave me a 55Gallon barrel he told me it comes shipped with a Plastic Bag filled with steel Wherl weights. Here is my question. The barrel is very clean on the inside. I see a lot of people saying stuff about colored Liners? I'm in a place that I really can just set it outside on fire to do a burn. Would it be safe to just take a drill and wire wheel or some kinda attachment to grind the inside to bare metal. And what about the outside? Do I really need to grind sand the outside paint. As I would just be repainting it anyway. Will the factory paint on outside hurt my food? Any suggest or help would be great. I can post a picture of barrel tomorrow if anyone would want to see it.
 

akdutchguy

Meat Mopper
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36
Joined Mar 30, 2013
That drum liner I believe is bullet proof. You can try a wire wheel. I hope you have a long time. The quickest way is a hot burn. It took me two hot burns using oak pallets to get mine clean. If you can take it somewhere to do a burn it will save tons of time. A good suggestion I got was to drill your intake holes in the lower section to help the fire burn hotter. You will love your uds. I love mine. It was cheep and you can put out some wonderful food.
Jason
 

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