Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Building A Smoker Barrel - The Second Step

After you’ve completed the first step in building your smoker barrel the next step is to burn out the coating on the inside of your food grade barrel. Be careful when doing your burn out and observe all the laws regarding burning in your area.

There is presently a burn ban in my area and I was only able to do a partial burn out as a result. You will also need to make sure you have an area of at least ten feet or more cleared all around your barrel to prevent accidental fires. Don’t burn any paper, trash or other refuse as this may cause sparks that you don’t want. Use scrap wood for your burn out. Try not to use pine or similar type wood that may leave a tar or pitch residue in your barrel.

You can cover the top of your barrel with the lid. Just use an old piece of angle iron to keep it up propped up with so that you don’t smother the fire in your barrel.

Keep a water hose handy and a good fire extinguisher! Stay with your barrel while doing the burn out. Better to play it safe when doing a burn out of your barrel than to wind up with an out of control fire.

Got smoker barrel?

Staying above the water line!



scoutinlife said...

Another great post that I'm following for a summer project!

HermitJim said...

Another good informative post from RW...just gotta LUV it!

Ken said... me two barrels,both labeled orangejuice concentrate,one to experiment with,one will be my finished product...keep the tips comin,lookin to burn them out maybe as soon as this weekend...thanx again Brother...

riverwalker said...

To: scoutinlife, HermitJim, & Ken

Thanks everybody!Part Three will include an upgrade as well as the basic step. Stay tuned for more. trying to take it a step at a time so that nobody has any problems making one.


BTW, Had to go in to work for a couple of days. It seemed too good to be true. Talk about a bummer!

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