Originally Posted by SkinnyVinny
Hi all, quick update, I got my barrell sandblasted by someone in my area for around $30 dollars.
My question is, do I still have to grind the thing or am I good to go? The inside of the drum appears to be bar metal now, but feels very gritty, I'll go to the car wash and give it a spray once the weather warms up.
But I'm good to go ya? Sorry if i sound a bit paranoid, I really want some good Q but I gotta put the family's health first!
Your good to go, to really tell, wipe a small spot with a wet rag, it should start to rust. The grit is probably the residue from sand. Before you wash it out drill your intake holes or all of them if you want to. After you wash it out, spray with a cooking spray so it doesn't rust up on you, then do your seasoning burn. Good luck with it, they're great smokers.