Originally Posted by firecracker jack
I then burned it twice, hot enough to cook the paint off of most of the outside, for about three hours each time..I had flames a foot or so above the top of the barrel..and then did about a 8 - 10 hour seasoning burn at about 280 - 300* with coal....
I'm hoping It'll be alright???? Any comments???
Sounds fine, from what I've gathered. I'm using a burned/cleaned out mineral oil barrel, and although I've only smoke a fatty during seasoning, there was no bitter or metallic taste. Others are probably correct with the smoke problem diagnosis. Change your woods or use less and see what happens.