Even if it were to have a plastic lining which it doesn't, nothing wrong with plastic. I have seen many old refrigerators converted into smokers. The goal with these drum smokers is that the fire will never touch the sides of the drums, that is what the charcoal basket and ash pan is for. Also, the smoker will gather a seasoning on the walls of the smoker with age. Now if there were to be a big fire in the drum, I would be concerned with toxic paint and or plastic. That would also lead to the barrel rusting out sooner.
"Grilla in the Pits" "IMAGRILLA"
There's plenty of room for all of God's creatures.
Right next to the mashed potatoes.
Brinkmann Model 6668 Gasser
Stumps GF223 w/ Stoker assist
ECB that wins the $
Weber One-Touch Gold 22-1/2"
Large BGE w/ Stoker assist
55 gallon Drum Smoker
Wood Crate Cold smoker w/ smoke injector
No need for certification, I already know good BBQ!