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Old 01-30-2010, 01:32 PM   #4831
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Originally Posted by blackdog043 View Post
I just finished reading the whole thread last night. I got a Free unlined food grade mineral oil drum from a bakery I deliver to. Question is what do I have to do to the drum before I start my build? Do I have to burn it out or can I just season it with the oil that is in it ?
Whatever you're comfortable with, really. I got a brand new unlined drum and still drilled my intake holes and burnt it out with about two full armloads of oak. The wife and myself feel pretty confident about cooking in the drum now. She wants me to paint it pretty soon, but that's another matter entirely. :-)
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