How do I know what kind of barrels I have?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by corey97200297, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. corey97200297

    corey97200297 Newbie

    I have 3 barrels and I do not know how to tell if they are galvanized or steel. Can somebody please help me out?
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not sure that I've ever seen a galvanized barrel, but they may exist. Rub your fingers on the metal. If you get a light grayish silver residue on them that would be galvanized. This isn't a definitive test though.

    Post some photos so we can see what you have.
  3. corey97200297

    corey97200297 Newbie

    I think I figured out what I have after doing some research. Every barrel created is suppose to have a UN mark on the lid. I found a site that shows you how to read the UN mark so you know exactly what kind of barrel you have and the year it was made (


    Now that I know what I won't kill me, it's time to get creative and have some fun.

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