Some Questions, looking for answers
1) Bought a food grade 55gal drum (had concentrated grape juice in it) did an initial burn and sanded it. Does it need to be bare metal on the inside before seasoning? Got a quote for sandblasting @ $85 in the Augusta Ga area.
2) Where and what kind of stretched metal to use for the charcoal bin. Went to Grainger and they said they don't sell FDA approved/food safe metal. I can understand their hesitancy. I want something that will be safe to use without costing a lot of $$$ (hence why I am building a UDS)
Any assistance is appreciated.