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Is this barrel ok to use??

bigred150

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I got a 55 that had hydraulic fluid in it. Is it OK to use with a popper burn out. I have about 4 pallets..

Thanks

Ryan
 

pineywoods

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Personally I'd look for a different drum but with that said I know people have used worse things and claim they are fine once burned out
 

ak1

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Give it a good wash prior to the burn, then a few good washes after the burn and you should be fine.
 

rbranstner

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If you could find a food grade barrel I would buy it instead but if that barrel is all you can find then it can be used with a little bit of extra work. I personally wouldn't ever use one but I have food grate barrel available to me and for some people that isn't an option so you have to make due.
 

bigred150

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Thanks for the info, I think I will keep looking for another barrel. Who knows I might get a wild hair and get this one cranking now. I am ready to do some smoking..
 

rbranstner

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Have you checked Craig's List in your area for food grade barrels? That is where I found mine.
 

tom37

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Clean it, burn it, season it, and cook on it.

The only thing I would check for is to make sure it does not have an epoxy liner. So long as there is no liner, its no different then a fuel oil tank or a diesel tank. Slightly different then a propane tank but not much. Both of the comp rigs I cook on are old diesel fuel tanks.

There are many options to clean it, I used dawn dish soap, you know,,,, the one that cuts grease  lol.

Good Luck which ever way you go.
 

deannc

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What Tom said^^

If it does have an epoxy liner you either get it out the hard way with a grinder and wire wheel or what I did was have mine sandblasted for $20.

Get to building, we need some Qview!  

We're waiting!
 

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