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!
Pitmaster @ Lockharts BBQ
I cook the best brisket north of Dallas. Get over it.
Northern midwest director for OBR
BBQ Person of the Year 2013