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Barrels for new smoker construction?

 
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jpruett2002



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26 05 12:53 pm    Post subject: Barrels for new smoker construction? Reply with quote

Working on building my new smoker from 55 gallon drums from my automotive shop, but I have read that it is very hard to get rid of that chemical smell (or taste) from the drums and that using drums that have contained Food products are better. Any thoughts or comments?


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Jeff T
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26 05 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for the food service barrels or new ones lot less problems. Here`s one i built a few weeks ago.

It has a store bought add-on fire box, eazy to built. You need to make a heat deflector of some kind to push the heat more towards the center of the cook chamber for even heat. Works good though.
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BBQMAN
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26 05 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good lookin grill Jeff! Very Happy
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Jeff T
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27 05 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hows this for a cheap smoker?

I hate it when the skin burns a little.
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RibKingofNY
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27 05 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

still looks good to me though. send it to me if you don't want it. Very Happy
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sledgehammer03
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 05 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using atuomotive product barrells will make the meat taste like solvent or whatever was in them. Nothing will get them clean. Sad
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Jeff T
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 05 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The barrels i used cotained organic soy bean oil, got them from a local ice cream and milk place here in hometown usa. My boy said they smelled like i was cooking corn bread when we first seasoned it. Laughing No funny taste or smells other than that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 05 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brand new barrels and doors...

http://www.vogelzang.com/barrel_stoves.htm#DR55


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 05 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sledgehammer03 wrote:
Using atuomotive product barrells will make the meat taste like solvent or whatever was in them. Nothing will get them clean. Sad


I agree 100%


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sledgehammer03
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 05 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the barrels are food grade then you will be OK. It is like they are pre-seasoned now!
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zilla
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11 05 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out barrel stoves on the internet for leg sets and cast cleanout doors. Do a google search for "barrel stoves" for an excellent source for parts!


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