Originally Posted by N8man
I post this question in earnest, in the hopes of beginning a civil discussion
on the subject of Barrel Burning.....This is something I have pondered on a while..
Riddle me this, if a food grade barrel that has the methyl-ethyl-poly-bad-stuff liner, or not, in it, gets burned out completely to bare nekkid metal and is thought to be safe to BBQ with, why then is the run of the mill barrel, that contained stuffs without a liner be considered an unwise choice if it also is burned out in the same fashion???....
And I'm talking the reddish-white, glowing metal kinda burn........
My initial thought that if the lining is made to touch food than it is inheritantly safer than say, a drum that had cyianide in it. Having said that, who knows what the chemical reaction of the liner is once heated. So therefore, your argument has merit.