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Old 11-02-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
riromero
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I saw these 55 gallon drums today on craigslist; green paint on the outside and "stainless lined".

http://modesto.craigslist.org/for/1437259948.html

I have no clue what "Stainless lined" is, or how robust it might be
over a flame. But $15 makes me want to experiment, if only they weren't 1 1/2 hours away. Any opinions of using these as a boil kettle or HLT?



 
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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For 15 bucks and a day trip it seems like that is worth the experience, but I am a college student with a lot of time. Unfortunately I don't have enough time for the 3000 mile drive...

Might as well at least drive there and give them a good look, don't you think? Can always make some other stop along the way to make it worth it. Any good restaurants in Modesto Ca?



 
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:53 AM   #3
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Burning paint, potentially nasty. I suppose you could strip the paint and spray a BBQ high temp paint on the outside. You would have to check how perfect the SS lining was, if it is flawed you are going to have some troubles.

 
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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Is it a carbon steel drum lined with stainless (weird)? Or, is it a stainless drum lined with a polymer (also, kinda weird)?

 
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