Originally Posted by Mr. Clydesdale
Wow, I haven't read the whole thread, not even close, but I've got the general idea and am ready to build but I'm still looking for a good drum in Dallas. I would really prefer to find a new or like new unlined drum. Any suggestions?
Stopped by a feed store and they had drums that had contained pear concentrate. They were really red colored inside. Is this the liner or are they painted too?
Burning out a barrel would be a problem where I live.
I googled "Dallas Steel Drum" http://www.dallassteeldrums.com/
was the first hit. They have new and reconditioned barrels. A new barrel won't need a high temp burn. Just wash with detergent. Probably the same with a reconditioned. I'm sure there are other places in Dallas. Chicago had at least 4 places that sold new drums. I payed $68 for my new barrel.