Originally Posted by hondad
I have been reading this thread for at least a hour a day for over a week, and I so want to build one of these! My problem is I can't find a food-grade barrel, no one in this area sells new barrels, and to buy a new barrel, or even a used one, from out-of-state adds about 50 bucks to the price.
I have a few potential leads on barrels that have contained motor oil, hydraulic fluid, and gear grease - would any of these be safe to use [after a burn-out, of course]?
I suggest putting an ad on craigs list or your local freecycle.