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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Can this Barrel be used for a Smoker?

Hey guys, I need some help here. I have been wanting to make a UDS smoker but have had a hard time getting a barrel. My buddy found a barrel on his job site and grabbed it for me. Can you take a look and let me know if this type of barrel can be used. It looks like it was some kind of water sealant. It only cost me a 6 pack of bud light, so if it cant be used its not a big deal. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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Without seeing the inside, you should be able to use it. I would suggest a good burnout. Your setup will be a little different with the bung on the side of the drum . No big deal though.
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Google "sure lift j6wb" and download the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) and study it. It does not seem to be a dangerous chemical mix (but I did not read the entire thing.)

The other concern is a ining which would have to be removed. Can't tell from the picture.

I'm not sure if the head is an issue or not. Since this is a liquid, I'm guessing the lid is going to have to be cut off.
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Awesome thanks for the info! Yea i have to cut the top off, once i do that i should know what the inside will look like. I should be able to get that taken care of this weekend.

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I would find out what the barrel had in it before, BEFORE you take a spark-generating tool to the top.

VOC: Unscrew the Bung, and wash thoroughly with soap and water.
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You can use any barrel short of one that has contained Fusible material. When In Doubt burn it out! Fire purifies all
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i would find out what the barrel had in it before, before you take a spark-generating tool to the top.

Voc: Unscrew the bung, and wash thoroughly with soap and water.
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Will do! I see wash before we cut the top off. Good call
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According to the material data sheet it is not flammable. If you wash it out use caution because it is a skin irritant, and when you burn it out avoid breathing the smoke until it has a good burn-out.
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Thanks everyone! Getting excited to get this started!
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Try this barrel:




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A plastic barrel?
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A plastic barrel?
An inside joke. IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NAIL!
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I should be working instead of reading the reviews. They are epic!
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