Anyone use food grade silicone to seal smoker?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by elkhorn98, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. roksmith

    roksmith Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Yup...fairly similar to what I used.
    Cleaned one surface really good, applied the silicone, spread a thin layer of crisco on the other surface and closed the lid.
    Once it's cured, you should have a pretty good seal.
    Might get a slightly better seal if you stop the lid from closing all the way..maybe with a quarter inch spacer right on the edge..that way gravity can have something to compress after it cures.

    ..one way of doing it anyways
     
  2. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've used standard bath and kitchen silicone on my freezer conversion. It states rated to around 700 deg. on the label. It has worked and held up very well.
     

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