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  1. #1
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    Default Oklahoma Drum Source

    Does anyone in the forum know a source for a drum in the Tulsa area?

    I'm looking for a 55 gal drum food grade for a UDS build.

    Thanks

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    Just a word from a skinned knuckled Drum mechanic. For get the term Food Grade it means tons of extra dirty work. Food grade drums have Epoxy Polymer liners in them that you must remove. You want bare steel! Look for a reconditioned drum they are clean & repainted and reasonably priced and do not have a liner. all yo need to do is wash it with some simple green and Drill a few holes and get to cooking.
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    Thanks for the advice, I heard of the dreaded "red liners" I definitely want this to be as painless as possible. My only concern is the residue left in the metal. I know metal isn't porous but there are imperfections, I suppose a good burning really hot will char and disintegrate any left over residue.

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    A reconditioned drum would not have any left over residue. You could do a small burn if you wanted but it's not necessary. Just wash and season it. Easiest way to go.
    Jim

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    I know there is a place around Tulsa but don't recall the name. Cabinetmaker Curt or SmokyOkie will be a good place to PM to find out. Definitely go with reconditioned drums for easy but you'll never get a drum hot enough to burn a liner loose in a regular cook. Let us know where you find one to help future builders.

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    There used to be a place on the new sapulpa road. Don't know where they moved to. I think the okie has some at his warehouse. I have access to some closed head, but no open head just now.
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    Here ya go

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    2101 N 170th East Ave.
    Tulsa, OK 74116
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  8. #8
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    Thanks cabinetmaker! I'll give them a call tomorrow, hopefully I have a weekend project now! My buddy and I were going to buy one off this team at the Bixby BBQ & Blues fest last weekend but thought it would be a lot more fun to build our own.hopefully I can get it built and seasoned Saturday for a Sunday mothers day rib cook.

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