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DIY A-Maze-N pellet smoker trey

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I was doing research on the a-maze-n pellet smoker and thought to myself "I could make that", and I did, cost me a grand total of $4. The material is a metal gutter guard which cost about $2.35 and some metal picture hanging wire(to twist and secure), about $1.45. Took about 30 mintutes to construct, no welding required, my DIY version in only 1 inch larger then the a-maze-n. Used it today to smoke a chicken on my MES30(master built electric smoker) and it worked like a charm, litteraly thin blue smoke the whole time. Perfect outcome on the chicken also. The trick with the masterbuilt is that you have to remove the chip loader tube completely to allow maximum flow, the Tray needs to come out as well. Give it a shot.





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I believe most gutter guard is galvanized. I wouldn't use that in a smoker. Galvanized material releases some nasty gases when subjected to heat.
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Actually I think it may be aluminum. I have a couple in my gutters & I'm pretty sure they are aluminum.

 

Al

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Thanks for the info, I will look into it more
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After doing a little research at the box store this morning. It comes in galvanized steel, aluminum, and PVC. Obviously the PVC isn't what you have. That leaves you with aluminum (OK) or galvanized (Not OK).

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Originally Posted by BBQWillie View Post

After doing a little research at the box store this morning. It comes in galvanized steel, aluminum, and PVC. Obviously the PVC isn't what you have. That leaves you with aluminum (OK) or galvanized (Not OK).

Really, which store did you go to?
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How easy did it bent. Aluminum is way softer than zinc coated steel...JJ

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Nothing personal but since Todd has patents on his products I don't think I'd make a copy of one and if I did I sure wouldn't start a thread titled DIY A-Maze-N smoker

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How easy did it bent. Aluminum is way softer than zinc coated steel...JJ
It bent as easy as any other thin metal. I did use a hammer to get it more "straight"
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Nothing personal but since Todd has patents on his products I don't think I'd make a copy of one and if I did I sure wouldn't start a thread titled DIY A-Maze-N smoker
I would hope he does BC it was a genius idea. But I'm not selling, just created my own version of his great idea.
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Really, which store did you go to?

 

The orange one. They had all three types. I didn't go there for that but I happened to walk by that area and I stopped and looked.

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