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is it safe to use

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by smokey joes, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Hi all . Just need to know if its safe to use galvernised steal sheets inside a smoker..thks
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hot-dip Galvanizing Zinc Temperature Range
    820 - 860 °F (449 - 460 °C)

    Zinc Melting Point
    787.15 °F (419.53 °C)

    yes you can use it just as long as temps never reach near melting point on the galvanized sheet
  3. Its just that i read on wikki something called Metal fume fever that people get from heating or wealding gal steal ...i guess the smoker want get hot enough for that ..i plan on using it as its a lot cheaper then stainless steal
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SJ, morning..... You could use mild steel in the smoker and coat it with Flax Seed oil.....    Mild steel is cheaper yet....    Flax oil is used to coat cast iron cookware..   Clean the mild steel thoroughly with soapy water to remove the oils from processing and coat with flax oil...   

  5. Evening dave . Would i need to reoil after every smoke ?
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No..... Flax oil is a "drying oil"...  it polymerizes into a very hard and stable finish...   In a cast iron pan, with about 5-6 coats and oven curing, it is as slick and harder than teflon....    If you can get raw linseed oil, that's the same as Flax seed oil....  edible flax oil is fairly expensive but worth it...   raw linseed oil may be cheaper....   boiled linseed oil has metals and stuff in it that makes it non edible....   It may be perfectly OK on the inside of a smoker and definitely OK on the outside....   but not good on a frying pan....   Once it dries and hardens it's pretty good stuff.... It has a very low smoke point until dried and hard...  It will cure in the smoker at 350 -400 fairly fast....  a couple hours...  at 200 ish, it may take a week or two...   Dave
  7. Great info dave thks for your time