To burn or not to burn..U.D.S. for drummies

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by gorillagrilla, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Gotta hold of a freebie drum. Had coconut oil in it. burn or no ?
     
  2. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Burn it fo' sure!
     
  3. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Most likely it is a lined barrel. Even though it contained a food product they would have wanted to protect the product from the barrel materials.

    Yup - Burn it hot.
     
  4. How do ya tell if its lined ?
     
  5. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The inside will be any color other than metal / rust. Both of mine were a tan color.
     
  6. another thing I never found on my searches, ... should you drill your intakes before the burn ?
     
  7. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did ... it gives the fire oxygen to burn better. With out air for the burn out the fire most likely will go out when the bottom of the barrel runs out of oxygen.
     
  8. This one looks bare metal with a tiny bit of surface rust in one area. Could burn anyway. Not a big problem..just in case .
     
  9. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If that is the case I would wire brush it out good. Finish up all the necessary holes and hardware and season it.
     
  10. Thank you P.C. ! I'm sure I will have more questions this weekend when I put this thing together.Can always count on the great folks here[​IMG]
     
  11. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would. And if you really want a good fire, put a leaf blower (or a shop vac set to blow) up against the intake when your fire is going. But it might be best to do it at night....when it glows orange, shut it down.
     
  12. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Then you are a lucky man, drill holes, assemble and season!! [​IMG]
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    btw bubba..........the weber grates are 21.5 inches.........PERFECT! ! !
     
  14. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Told ya!!! [​IMG]
    How's that drum goin??
     
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    hoping to do the burn out this weekend........but i also have to get tents aired out, and camping stuff together for the gathering.......so will see
     
  16. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's Friday Dude.. burn it tonight. Set up the tents tomorrow.
     

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