I've been meaning to make a billycan for a while, but I read that there's a plastic lining on the inside of a lot of tin cans, especially the ones that contained acidic food, like tomatoes. Does anyone know of any cans that don't have this lining? Or, alternatively, is there a way to remove this lining?
Thanks for your replies, I'll try them out.
As kids we used a big old peach tin, never had any problems with taste or side effects that I know of.
Thanks for the tips guys. I have been wondering about this myself. I have just bought a stainless steel large opening water bottle and it fits perfectly inside a short and wide Pineapple tin or a large Lychee tin, both from New World. Now I know how to make the tin safe for cooking and drinking. Thanks again. If interested; try Bivouac Outdoors on Queen St, Auckland. They currently have the SS bottles (which you should be able to boil water in) for $14.50.
i dont know for certain, but it seems to me you could bake it off, let it get red hot and then douse and scrub...