Originally Posted by vr6Cop
Maybe a couple of good burn-ins will take care of that smell. It just needs to burn off.
I had a barrell smoker once25 years ago that was a formica glue drum.We just scraped it out after cutting in half and then burned the formica glue out of there.Burned for a couple of days as I remember.Cooked on it for 10 or 15 years with out ever poisoning anyone.Used the holes where the screw out caps where as air holes on bottom side then cut a hole in the top for a stack.Used a piece of scrap monroe shock absorber exterior cover as a flue pipe.Covered it with a beer can cut out on one end as a damper.Set it on some ole' timey singer sewing machine legs as a base.Worked like a charm.Probably only had $5.00 cash invested in the whole thing. Just burn that baby out real good and yu'll be cookin' in no time.