Will this barrel be okay to use?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by submariner739, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. submariner739

    submariner739 Newbie

    Hello everyone, 

    I just found this website and just have to say wow.  I've been smoking for about a year now and cant believe I've never been here before.  

    I'm about to start building a UDS with a drum i got from a friend at work.  He had said it was a rain barrel.  But as i got it home and started to scrap off some of the rust and dirt i noticed some markings and checked them out and it turns out the barrel was used for lacquer storage for Sherwin Williams.  Naturally I'm a little nervous about using this barrel and wont be continuing on unless i can find some more information out and that's where you come in.  

    other people have been suggesting that i just do the standard build process (burn it, grind it, build it, paint it, cook it) but do some mock cooks before i call it finished.  

    would you here recommend doing that?  or should i just look for a better "cleaner" barrel somewhere else?  

    Thank you for your time.

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Vic welcome to SMF the drum should be fine after a good burn out
  3. chiefusn

    chiefusn Smoke Blower

    I agree. Do a good burnout (wood or weed burner) and sanding.


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