Yeah that was a miss type to a send on the iPhone..... So does Anyone know if a used oil drum can be cleaned enough to use for a HLT, mash, and boil kettle? I have access to many but worry about the consumption of oil left behind.
Is this a Stainless Steel drum? You shouldn't be using regular steel to brew in. If it's stainless then it should be able to be cleaned.
Originally Posted by Revvy
And I'd like to see my 1.080 beers ready from grain to glass in a week, and served to me by red-headed twin penthouse pets wearing garter belts and fishnet stockings, with Irish accents, calling me "master luv gun," but we can't always get what we want can we? :)
There are some threads on here with detailed pictures of regular steel barrels used for brewing. I'm not sure of the chemistry, some folks said the solubility of iron may not pose problem, but the pictures were scarier than snot.
Whatever material you go with make sure you get a bottom with a welded seam or one that's been formed. The cheap ones have rolled seams and they can leak after a few sessions, especially with the drastic temperature changes in brewing. My neighbor has 3 and 2 of them make a nasty pool on the ground but he's to cheap to replace 'em.