IMO.....if your getting drums that have had the bladders or food grade materials inside, save the burn and just go straight to the wire wheel.
Saves a burn and all that black ash and the liner comes out pretty easily!
Then you don't have to repaint the outside either!
Pitboss @ Woodpile BBQ Shack
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
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