Best mesh?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by niallam, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. niallam

    niallam Fire Starter

    Folks I'm looking for the best type of mesh for a smoker build for the racks.
    Been googling but can't find the name of the type used. It's probably got a specific use other than a BBQ which would lead me to it but I ain't sure :)
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

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  3. niallam

    niallam Fire Starter

    That's the stuff :) always easier build something when you know what you're looking for lol

    It'll be mild steel so is there any trick or what do people do to stop rust?
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2015
  4. darby1

    darby1 Newbie

    cook on 'em
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can season them like cast iron using flax seed oil. Coat them the into a 500 degree oven. Repeat 3-5 times. Then you'll be good to go.
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  6. niallam

    niallam Fire Starter

    Could I just use 304 stainless?
    Irish weather doesn't lend itself to year round BBQ cooking so would be afraid rust over the year could be a problem.
  7. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stainless Is Best
  8. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Ditto of stainless
  9. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    niallam, I Just notices you are from Ireland, which made me think of Shepard's Pie, which made me think, "why not finish it off in the smoke, instead of the over? ". Hmmmm... Thanks for making that pop into my head!
  10. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll be good with Stainless , but a good 3/8th in. expanded metal with an angle iron border for strength (1/2in.) is cheaper an after curing , will beat any weather .

    You'll be fine . . .

    Have fun and . .
  11. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    "Expanded Metal" is the name I think you're looking for.
  12. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Pretty sure you need to tig stainless
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2015

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