Originally Posted by akarpf
Hey guys I have a question, do I need to paint the inside of the drum? And I have a little bit of the liner in the bottom of the drum. Is it ok to cook in it or do I need to try to get it out before I start cooking in it?
Not sure about the remaining liner, but I would want it out of there if it was me.
Do not paint the inside of the drum. Burning paint and food are not a good combo.
From what I have read, you are supposed to get the inside to bare metal. Then Wipe the inside with crisco and fire it up with coals in the basket and all vents open for a couple hours. This will "season" the inside of the drum and make it very rust resistant.
Post some pics of your build. We all love pics.