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Old 06-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #9594
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Originally Posted by maliclipse View Post
Took the plunge today...

I ordered a brand new 85 gallon barrel from Grainger. Unlined open top 1.5mm thick all around.

Gonna order the weber 26" cooking areas and start looking at plans to build a fire basket.

Hopefully will have this guy done in a couple weeks for its first run before summer starts.

I heard some people lining the bottom with concrete so it doesn't rust through or burn out - is that a good idea? I'm going to put this guy on casters so I don't really care how heavy it'll get.


I see no need to put cement in the bottom of the drum if you season it properly. Mine has been up and running for about 2 years and the bottom is just like it was when I first seasoned it. No rust or corrosion.
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