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post #21 of 33

Muriatic will react violently with zinc and eat it off, additionally, the resulting vapor is also toxic. You would have to spray all the surfaces in the firebox and cook chamber since the area where the heat enters the chamber will also be above a temperature that would release poison gas. The smoker is not usable as built and removing the zinc also can be dangerous to your health. Proceed very carefully at your own risk.

 

Video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tld3onsUVE

post #22 of 33
Thread Starter 

thanks. I will look into it. 

post #23 of 33

I love how the guy in the video says you can find muriatic acid in the meth lab section.

post #24 of 33

Yeah, that was a classic!

post #25 of 33
Thread Starter 

Hahahaha, Makes me want to start breaking bad from season 1 all over again. 

post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by eattruth View Post

I just realized that. the worst part, I just spent a week having him build it. Is there anyway to salvage it? 

Build a fire in it.... That will burn off the zinc..... do that for all that is galvanized......

BE SURE TO STAND UP WIND AND DO NOT BREATHE THE FUMES.... The zinc coating should turn a yellowish color when burnt... clean it out very good.... oil the surfaces and condition the smoker as you would cast iron cookware or woks....
post #27 of 33
Thread Starter 

that was my first Idea after realizing that I screwed up. maybe I can do both the acid and the fire. why not right? 

post #28 of 33

That would be the safest route. Acid will shurely etch it to bare steel, wash with baking soda, oil it down and burn a fire....

post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 

well, sounds like a fun day tomorrow for me then! ha 

post #30 of 33
Thread Starter 

so, I went with both acid and fire. the acid sure worked. I hope I never have to do that again though. the gas it produced left a smell in my nose for a whole day. 

I gave it a fresh coat of paint. So now all I have left to do is try it out!

 

post #31 of 33
looks good..... now for the smoked meats.....
post #32 of 33

High heat paint?

post #33 of 33
Thread Starter 

not all of it. I have to redo some of it. 

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