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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

I have been all over India and back looking for inexpensive cooking grates that fit the future brick smoker I am building.


Is there any ideas or links to find 22"w x  25"d square and self supporting racks????


Possibly porcelain coated steel with 1/4" rod?? 



I know it sounds custom but just reaching out to all of you for a little guidance and ideas.


Thank you all and have a very nice Thanksgiving Holiday.

post #2 of 9

Hello , Jim.  Have you thought of making one of Re-Bar or having a welder make one for you:icon_question: Maybe go to a Scrap yard and find something that  will work.


3/8" Re=Bar will hold very well and after the burn-off will be a great cooking grate.


The Welder may be a bit high , but you get exactly what you want (with the right instructions and maybe a diagram ). :cool:


You will also have a better made product than if you ordered one from somewhere else ; and if you promise him some BBQ , you may get a discount . Thumbs Up


Where there's a will there's a way...


Have a great Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas...and as always . . .

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks Mr.

I have all of the material and a few friends with welders. I was hoping for a 1 stop shop and didn't want raw steel.

Is raw steel of to cook on?

Happy and Merry xmas to all!
post #4 of 9

There is no problem with "raw steel" , just make sure you dont use any zinc plated stuff (galvanized)

post #5 of 9

I use expanded metal and it works great.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
post #7 of 9

Jim,  mine are made from raw steal.   I used a 3/4 angle as a frame and had stretch metal welded inside the frame.   If you are concerned about raw steal, you can also get stretch metal in stainless steal.  You can also get 3/4 angle in stainless as well.   Your also looking at a much greater cost too.


I always burn my grates off before every smoke with a weed burner.   Anything over 300 degrees will kill anything that might be on them.   If you are concerned about rust.   One you make a couple runs of meat they will be grease coated to the point they will not rust.  


I have put up to 30lbs. on my racks with no issues.


Hope this gives you some ideas.

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks Guys!


I will originally build this as you say. Then I have to find a water jet and custom cut my 4 racks. They can be your name, favorite team, etc. but they are pricey about $132.00 each.

post #9 of 9
Mine are oven racks. Not sure of the size, but they should be close. Easy to find and usually free.
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