You may be right, I'll just use that butter oil that's in it.
Next question: It has a painted liner inside the drum, should I remove it? Thoughts/Concerns?
The inside of the barrel is painted/coated. I would think it's food safe and shouldn't be a problem unless it burns and gives off fumes. I'm researching it farther but I think I'm leaving it alone after reading a few forums about the liner.
Here's an example response
I bought a drum from you recently with the epoxy phenolic liner that I intend to convert to a smoker. I don’t anticipate ever cooking anything at over 400 degrees, mostly low & slow, 225 degrees. I know it is supposed to be safe for food but Is it safe for cooking bbq? Does this liner need to be removed prior to smoking on it? Thanks!
Hello, I must apologize for the delayed response. Thank you for purchasing a drum from Skolnik. Having the interior lined will not effect your smoker environment. The liner is similar to a high temperature paint and all the ingredients in the liner are food safe. After some use, the liner may begin to peel due to heat exposure. Just wire brush the peelings to prevent them from dropping onto your food. Hope you have many great tasting bbq’s!
I'm getting started and like always, as soon as I need my cordless drill it dies and needs a charge.
Step bits are gonna make this easy