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epoxy phenolic coating

Postby robdogtn » November 30th, 2013, 12:13 am

Does epoxy phenolic coating come off when doing a burn in? I have a used rusty barrel that I was originally going to use and spend lots of time cleaning and sanding. But I just found a brand new drum that has epoxy phenolic coating on the interior.

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Re: epoxy phenolic coating

Postby Puff » November 30th, 2013, 8:38 am

I wish I could answer this question. My tank is relatively new and the outer surface has an epoxy primer coating on it. All I know is that from welding the smoker parts on the inside, the epoxy primer on the outer surface has essentially turned to dust. Likely it would but that won't negate a thorough cleaning .
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Re: epoxy phenolic coating

Postby Frank_Cox » November 30th, 2013, 8:42 am

Are you talking about a 55 gallon barrel? If you're talking about the liner inside the barrel it doesn't come completely off during a burn but it breaks it down enough to where it can be easily cleaned out using powdered comet and a nylon brush
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Re: epoxy phenolic coating

Postby granddad » September 19th, 2015, 9:07 am

think about this what is all the black ugly stuff in all our bbq/ smokers? it is cake soot residue or a smoker sea lof fat smoke and use of the unit.
So why burn the barrel? this is what i have done leave the epoxy paint in ! when i build a drum smoker i load with coals and then add a substantial amount of fruit wood when it has come to temp 225 . take a lower quality of fatty meat as well as butcher trimmings fat etc ( have a friend who is a butcher ) and set on grill for fat drippings or aka barrel cake ! after 2 12 hr sacrificial smokes my drum now has a heavy cake build up on its sides (protective coating) i cook no higher than 350degrees on my drum smoker this method has worked for me for 5 years any body have a replies let me know
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