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prodano
05-31-2015, 08:31 AM
Just bought the Big Poppa Smokers Drum Kit and have 3 quick questions:

1: if I purchase a used food grade drum, do I need to burn it out?

2: what temp and how long should you burn it out?

3: should I remove the paint on the outside prior to painting with high temp paint?

Thank you, I appreciate the feedback.

Ol'Joe
05-31-2015, 09:13 AM
I would think you need to burn it out, hot as you can get till all paint is off, both inside and out, cool it, clean it and go for it.

Kaoutik5
05-31-2015, 09:31 AM
My wife bought me the Big Poppa Deluxe kit for Xmas and luv it. I scored a SS drum off Craigslist about a month ago, and have gotten 3 great cooks out of it thus far. I'm not a UDS expert yet, But I would burn it, and from what I've researched the paint should burn off during the burn. Just search Uds builds on this forum and all your questions should be answered.

Bludawg
05-31-2015, 09:39 AM
If the inside aint bare steel you need to burn it to remove the liner A good roaring fire for 2-3 hrs should remove most of it. No liner no need to burn it. Wash it out with with some simple green and build it the paint will hold up fine. If you repaint it then scuff it with a scotch brite pad & wipe it down with mineral spirits before top coating.

Rounder
05-31-2015, 10:18 AM
I built a drum smoker about a year ago, brand new drum and BPS kit. The interior of the drum had a shiny bare metal finish. Only thing I noted was some adhesive used to keep the lid sealed.

My process was to measure and mark all holes to be drilled, I used a white marker on the black exterior so I had a complete plan on the drum. I also deviated from the BPS design with number and location of racks, etc. After drilling I did a burn to help get the exterior paint off. Then took an angle grinder with a wire wheel and cleaned up the outside. Used 2000 primer and 1200 bbq paint from an air sprayer.

My drum sits outside and is quite weathered. The paint is cracking and split around the bottom in several places and the lid has some slight rust showing too.

Bob C Cue
05-31-2015, 10:27 AM
My wife bought me the Big Poppa Deluxe kit for Xmas and luv it. I scored a SS drum off Craigslist about a month ago, and have gotten 3 great cooks out of it thus far. I'm not a UDS expert yet, But I would burn it, and from what I've researched the paint should burn off during the burn. Just search Uds builds on this forum and all your questions should be answered.

Sounds like a great UDS. Can I ask how much the drum cost?

prodano
05-31-2015, 10:38 AM
My drum sits outside and is quite weathered. The paint is cracking and split around the bottom in several places and the lid has some slight rust showing too.

Wow, I can't believe the paint is cracking and lid is starting to rust already. Is there really anything else you can do to prevent this from happening? Is this typical?

Bludawg
05-31-2015, 10:45 AM
Cover it when you aren't using it. When I had my UDS I used a contractor grade can liner and a magnet to keep it in place.

BeerBQ
05-31-2015, 02:14 PM
I came across a similar question. I saw some drums on CL that said they'd been used to store latex paint. They said it was environmentally friendly and had tried so it was easy to scrape out. Is this something that a burnout will clean up or a pass for a UDS?

Kaoutik5
05-31-2015, 03:17 PM
Sounds like a great UDS. Can I ask how much the drum cost?

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I really scored!!! I searched for months all over the web, but something just wouldn't let me pull the trigger. Then out of the blue this guy wants to get rid of this 55 gallon SS for $ 140, I couldn't believe it, so I played it cool, offered $120 cash and out the door I went.
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yakdung
05-31-2015, 03:21 PM
If the drum has a epoxy/phenolic liner, yes you will need to torch it.

Bob C Cue
05-31-2015, 03:27 PM
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I really scored!!! I searched for months all over the web, but something just wouldn't let me pull the trigger. Then out of the blue this guy wants to get rid of this 55 gallon SS for $ 140, I couldn't believe it, so I played it cool, offered $120 cash and out the door I went.
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Sweet deal. For some reason I could not get the links above to work.

Kaoutik5
05-31-2015, 03:31 PM
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i really scored!!! I searched for months all over the web, but something just wouldn't let me pull the trigger. Then out of the blue this guy wants to get rid of this 55 gallon ss for $ 140, i couldn't believe it, so i played it cool, offered $120 cash and out the door i went.
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Kaoutik5
05-31-2015, 03:33 PM
Sweet deal. For some reason I could not get the links above to work.

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Kaoutik5
05-31-2015, 04:01 PM
Here's the finished product. Had to paint her black, but I left the lid stainless. She cooks like a champ and I would highly recommend the BPS to any one.. Helluva cooker!!!!!!112061

Bob C Cue
05-31-2015, 04:44 PM
Here's the finished product. Had to paint her black, but I left the lid stainless. She cooks like a champ and I would highly recommend the BPS to any one.. Helluva cooker!!!!!!112061

Looks great. Better than Fwismoker's that's for sure. LOL! And I am a big fan of the bottle opener, but afraid to add one to my PBC.

Rounder
05-31-2015, 07:07 PM
Wow, I can't believe the paint is cracking and lid is starting to rust already. Is there really anything else you can do to prevent this from happening? Is this typical?

I don't really have room to store it inside nor would it be convenient. When the time comes I'll just buy a new drum. As for a cover, I have 4" and 8" long pipes sticking out of the bungs on the lid with 90 elbows on them, not even sure I could find a cover that would work.

Kaoutik5
06-01-2015, 07:33 AM
You can cover it with tarp, use bungee cord, rope, or string to hold the tarp in place.