Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan
Maybe you could tile the interior and use it for a UDS. Maybe some type of cement coating inside only. Just use a couple of fire bricks to keep the ash pan off the bottom.
I agree. Use some kind of refractory mortar or something. I imagine that overtime the wood would burn. A temp spike or a stray flame and it would be gone. A couple of coats of mortar (like a fireplace mortar) would insulate the wood and reflect the heat back inside the barrel.