Charcoal Basket

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by lefty40, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. lefty40

    lefty40 Newbie

    Hi Everyone,  I own a Brinkman Trailmaster Limited Edition smoker.  I would like to purchase a charcoal basket for it.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Also what size would fit best for it?  I don't have the tools to make one, so purchasing would be the better option for me.  Thank you in advance.
  2. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lefty welcome to SMF.

    There have been a couple baskets that have been posted in the past that were no weld and were fairly simple to make. The only thing that looked tricky was cutting the expanded metal, but nothing a good set of cutters or a dremil tool could not do.

    I am not aware of any premade on the market. You could make a model out of card board and take it to a metal working shop and have one made. When I made the one for my old smoker I made it as big as a could and still get it out of the opening.
  3. Hey yall,Glenn here aka HungrySmokinG,you mentioned expanded metal,which ive been looking at for some mods on my chargriller pro with SFB.What kind of materials are recommended for the expanded metal to be food safe? Thanks and I love this forum community.[​IMG]  
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  4. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have only seen untreated steel used. Run a load through it first before it gets near food. This way you burn of any oil or other residues first. Diffinately no galvanized treated should be used.
  5. Thanks for the come back jarjarchef. Theres a lot of different metals to choose from, I definetly don't want to use one that's poisonous or give the food an off taste.

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