Help - Is this a liner?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by beagle bbq, May 3, 2014.

  1. beagle bbq

    beagle bbq Newbie

    I've never built a UDS before and I don't know what I'm doing.  Now that we have that out of the way, I ordered an "unlined" drum from a local supplier and when it arrived it had a slight pinkish lining on about 40% of the drum.  I tried burning it and then grinding it out and, while the burning and grinding took most of the pink build-up there is still some left even in the spots that I ground.  I contacted the manufacturer and they assured me that their remanufactured drums are all unlined and processed with an incinerator as well as being media blasted.  So my question for all of you is this: Is this an actual "liner" or is it just some pinkish rust?  Here's a picture of the drum in its current state.  There was also some exterior paint that seems to have made itself interior paint.

    Last edited: May 6, 2014
  2. beagle bbq

    beagle bbq Newbie

    Here's another shot of the interior with the wire-wheeled portions shown at the top of the image.
    Last edited: May 6, 2014
  3. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like surface rust to me. If your unsure or hesitant. Get it sandblasted :)
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    It doesn't look like any kind of liner I have ever seen. If you have burned it out there should be nothing left that will become volatile at the 200-300°F you will be smoking at. I would not worry about it...JJ

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