help!! going to buy barrel

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by pandemonium, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    do i want the screw type lid or the handle kind?
    thanks
     
  2. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If I get the chance to do it again! I mean when.
    I would prefer a "lever type" locking lid.
     
  3. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    ya i thought the lever was the best unless you put a diff lid on it
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Unless you use a Weber lid I would get the Lever Release ring...
     
  5. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    broke down on 528 with barrel please bring beer and bacon!!! no bull****
     
  6. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    dont want anyone to lose sleep lol hahha made it home with barrel
     
  7. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] "Are we having fun yet ?"
    Don't forget to post Q-views as you progress with the project. [​IMG] Take care.
     
  8. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    that smoker already has a war story......sounds like a great beginning.
     
  9. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    ok well my barrel is a food grade barrel but it has the red liner in it, is that bad? i have read you just have to get a real hot fire to get it out? any advise would be great?
    thanks
     
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    thought i read here that is the liner.....i'm sure someone will chime in.
     
  11. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes; that is the dreaded liner. You will need to do a real hot burn out or two and then take care of what's left of the liner with a wire brush or grinder with a wire wheel.

    Good luck.
     
  12. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My barrel had a liner, Check it out here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=82003

    It took a couple of burns to get it out but it burned right out, no biggie. If I did it again I would drill my intake holes before I burnt the barrel, then it might of got hotter at the bottom of the barrel, some folks have used weed burners, but there is nothing better than havin' a few friends over for a bon fire!
     
  13. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    the kicker is i think he had ones with no liner, ohh well hopefully a burn or two will get it out
     
  14. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bummer, oh well, after two fires and some wire brushin' if there is any left in there it should be fine to cook in after that.
     
  15. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    cool i cant wait to get on this new toy
     

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