Originally Posted by gaspipe1
That is a huge score!!! I wonder would it be ok to start a very low fire w/ briq using the firebox.. perhaps something like 100*??
I'm not sure you would need to put a fire in it....our outside temp was only 77 yesterday and seemed to do the trick once it was in the sun. My barrel is also a very light gray - almost white; a black barrel should heat up even more. Besides that, I'm not sure how the fumes in the barrel would react to lit charcoal. I'm not sure what the directions said about using it in a gas oven / near open flame.
The way I looked at it was that it was only about $5 investment, and if it didn't work I could use the leftovers to clean the cooking grates later.