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Pburke24 06-12-2013 09:08 AM

Can this Barrel be used for a Smoker?
Hey guys, I need some help here. I have been wanting to make a UDS smoker but have had a hard time getting a barrel. My buddy found a barrel on his job site and grabbed it for me. Can you take a look and let me know if this type of barrel can be used. It looks like it was some kind of water sealant. It only cost me a 6 pack of bud light, so if it cant be used its not a big deal. Any help would be much appreciated.

thanks! Paul

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oifmarine2003 06-12-2013 09:22 AM

Without seeing the inside, you should be able to use it. I would suggest a good burnout. Your setup will be a little different with the bung on the side of the drum . No big deal though.

razrbakcrzy 06-12-2013 09:26 AM

Burn baby burn, then smoke like a mad man....

HankB 06-12-2013 09:27 AM

Google "sure lift j6wb" and download the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) and study it. It does not seem to be a dangerous chemical mix (but I did not read the entire thing.)

The other concern is a ining which would have to be removed. Can't tell from the picture.

I'm not sure if the head is an issue or not. Since this is a liquid, I'm guessing the lid is going to have to be cut off.

Pburke24 06-12-2013 09:33 AM

Awesome thanks for the info! Yea i have to cut the top off, once i do that i should know what the inside will look like. I should be able to get that taken care of this weekend.

Thanks for info guys!


SmokinJohn 06-12-2013 09:37 AM

I would find out what the barrel had in it before, BEFORE you take a spark-generating tool to the top.

VOC: Unscrew the Bung, and wash thoroughly with soap and water.

Bludawg 06-12-2013 10:06 AM

You can use any barrel short of one that has contained Fusible material. When In Doubt burn it out! Fire purifies all:becky:

kenthanson 06-12-2013 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by smokinjohn (Post 2513106)
i would find out what the barrel had in it before, before you take a spark-generating tool to the top.

Voc: Unscrew the bung, and wash thoroughly with soap and water.


Pburke24 06-12-2013 10:33 AM

Will do! I see wash before we cut the top off. Good call

IamMadMan 06-12-2013 12:38 PM

According to the material data sheet it is not flammable. If you wash it out use caution because it is a skin irritant, and when you burn it out avoid breathing the smoke until it has a good burn-out.

Pburke24 06-12-2013 12:50 PM

Thanks everyone! Getting excited to get this started!

Corky 06-12-2013 01:02 PM

Try this barrel:

dadsr4 06-12-2013 02:49 PM

A plastic barrel?

SmokinJohn 06-12-2013 02:52 PM


Originally Posted by dadsr4 (Post 2513487)
A plastic barrel?

An inside joke. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NAIL!

AUgrunt 06-12-2013 02:58 PM

I should be working instead of reading the reviews. They are epic!

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