Originally Posted by kcarz
Just picked up my drum. Thanks for the info. Those are pretty nice drums. Did you burn yours out even though they had been burned out, sand blasted and washed prior to purchase? The inside is bare metal and is clean. I didn't know if a good wash out with soapy water and than hot charcoal run before the first cook would be enough.
Nah. I just fired it up, let the temp get up to 350 for a couple of hours, then backed it down to 250-ish and threw 3 sacrificial fatties on. By the time those were done, the inside of the barrel was nicely coated. So far neither I nor my family have grown any extra limbs.