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Pig roaster out of a Fuel Oil tank

 
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Should I use an old fuel oil tank for a pig roaster
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SectorB
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14 09 11:09 pm    Post subject: Pig roaster out of a Fuel Oil tank Reply with quote

I have an opportunity to get a fuel oil tank to make it into a pig roaster. The tank was emptied 10 years ago but when the tank was moved oil came out of it. Enough to cover 1 sq foot on the ground. I don't know if the oil leeched out of the metal or not and or if it is residual. I have read both sides of using these tanks, but I am wondering is the oil any worse off than the "slime" that comes out of a propane tank when cleaned to build it.

If it is OK to use how would you recommend neutralizing anything in the tank?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14 09 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a degreaser on it several times and burn it out good. I get a kick out of these conversations because (I may be wrong) but what do you think charcoal lighter is? Shocked I don't use the stuff, but people do everyday.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15 09 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey SectorB,

Just curious, since you have the Asador Cubano what are you looking for out of this roaster that the other one doesn't do? Larger capacity?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15 09 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I roasted pigs for a couple buddies of mine and then had others from their parties ask if I do this as a business. The Asador Cubano, while works for the occasional cook I don't think it would hold up to a weekly cook. I also would like to get a larger capacity. I don't have big $$ to buy a Meadow Creek, DP or other type of cooker. I have the opportunity to get a 250 gal container for next to nothing. So I am just exploring options.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15 09 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SectorB, the tank will be fine once cleaned and burned out to use.

Just remember, any tank may contain explosive vapors. If unsure about making the first cuts safely get with someone who does know or hire a professional to make the first large opening.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15 09 8:41 am    Post subject: oil tank Reply with quote

go ahead. i just this spring had a 500 gal desiel tank made into a roaster
i too cant see the $$$ meadow creek charges (i work real close to where they are made) just burn it out & season it
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17 09 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fire does a good job of cleaning oil residue off steel... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18 09 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought to pass on, I met at a competition a great cook that had one of these. He had started doing catering and the health inspectors would not approve it because it had been used with oil originally. He ended up buying a new oil tank and had to prove that it had never been used before he could get approval. Could be B.S. but you may want to check prior to investing a lot of money.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18 09 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought to pass on, I met at a competition a great cook that had one of these. He had started doing catering and the health inspectors would not approve it because it had been used with oil originally. He ended up buying a new oil tank and had to prove that it had never been used before he could get approval. Could be B.S. but you may want to check prior to investing a lot of money.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18 09 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought to pass on, I met at a competition a great cook that had one of these. He had started doing catering and the health inspectors would not approve it because it had been used with oil originally. He ended up buying a new oil tank and had to prove that it had never been used before he could get approval. Could be B.S. but you may want to check prior to investing a lot of money.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18 09 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen many made and even a few rants using them in the south.So HD may not like the thought of you using an oil tank to cook food in.but if you are going to use one and think the HD may have a prob you can buy new tanks just google new oil tanks.I was thinking of one before I build my offset and was quoted something like 200.00 for a new only primered etc.
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