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55 gallon drums
FYI

If any of you are looking for drums to convert to a smoker Mrs. Calls candy in Heber sells them for $20.00 a piece. They have had corn syrup in them. He advertizes them in the Utah Craig's listing.

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03-25-2009 09:10 AM
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Thanks Phred, do you know if they have that liner sprayed into them?

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Sorry I don't Sampson, I haven't even looked inside of it yet. Will let you know this evening.

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03-25-2009 11:31 AM
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Sampson,
The drum does have the sprayed in liner so I get to burn it out. Little more work.
03-26-2009 07:29 AM
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My experience is that it will be lot's more work... All of that liner has to go clear down to shiny metal or you chance leaching chemicals slowly into your food and hence your family and friends. I burnt it first, then got busy with a "grinding wheel" that I got at Lowe's. I'll look around and see if I still have a pic of it, as it worked fairly well on my cordless drill. Buy some earplugs and goggles before you start sticking your upper torso into that drum too.

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03-26-2009 09:25 AM
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Save yourself the work, Go Utah Barrel Company. They have new clean barrels for around $100 or less. 55- 85 gallon barrels :lol:

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03-26-2009 10:19 AM
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Stoneman;p="15094 Wrote:Save yourself the work, Go Utah Barrel Company. They have new clean barrels for around $100 or less. 55- 85 gallon barrels :lol:
I will wholeheartedly second that emotion! Getting all of that phenolic epoxy off sucks big time.

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OR... you could use that $100 and Traegers instant $100 rebate towards the purchase of a 075 Traeger. 45 minute burn-in and you are off and cooking with mini logs. Big Grin

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Sorry Gene but Master Sampson taught me to stay away from the Dark Side. This young? Padawan will consider the $100 for the "clean" barrel, thus being able to stay on the Light Side! :wink: Smile

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Call around, I can't remember the name of the place I got my used ones at but they sold new for about 65 bucks

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34Q, don't believe everything the big fella tells ya. :wink:
If ya want one that bad mayhaps Energy Solutions has one that they'd part with. Could be it's already "hot" too. :roll: It may glow in the dark so it'd easier to find. LOL

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03-27-2009 03:29 PM
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I believe one of these places has the $65 new gal drums. I called both places but can't remember which had them at $65:

1110 S. 3800 West, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 977-0770 Phone

1865 S 4490 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84126
(801) 972-1561 Phone

I agree getting the lining off is a pain. Next build will be with a new drum...

Speaking of next build, I got a little carried away with my current building of drums. I built three. Any ideas what I could sell a completed smoker drum for???

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03-28-2009 09:50 PM
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Any of you have plans for your drum smokers? I'm interested in making one.
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Gumbo, PM me and I'll point you to some good info...

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PM sent.
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Gumbo there's also lots of good information on the BBQ Brethren and on the The Smoke Ring there are others out there, if you don't get enough from those two ask again and we'll steer you to some more.

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Hello, I just got 5 barrels for free that contained vegetable based glycerine. the inside of the barrel looks to have a coating on it. Is this the coating you guys are talking about having to "burn off"? hoping to be able to use these but if its toxic then not a great idea Sad

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this is what i am trying to aim at

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I will take one of those barrels!
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LT72884, hey what a great web site you have! Others should check it out.
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Stoneman Wrote:LT72884, hey what a great web site you have! Others should check it out.

Thanx. I have worked hard for it to look good.

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this one deals with all my school stuff

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i am trying to build a smoker cheap and would like to use 20$ barrels what should i do to burn out the gunk ? just lots of wood burning for long time?
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What was in the barrels?? (Edit, now just noticed there was corn syrup mentioned on pg. 1) I would just use a weed burner, that way you can control the heat as to not warp the barrel
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i want plans too if you dont mind
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