Racks ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by mcg1238, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. mcg1238

    mcg1238 Newbie

    I was wondering what some of you have used for racks in your smokers... Im Building mine and having some issues finding racks. Oven racks online are about 25 bucks... Anyone have any ideas and if so where i can find it... ThankS!!!
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry, double post.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2011
  3. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am doing a conversion on a commercial fridge. The racking is made for half sheet pans and wire racks were hard to come by in that size. I got lucky and found some at a Business Costco for about $5 each. They are cooling racks, but I think they should be okay for smoker temperatures. (As the name implies, Business Costcos cater to businesses and restaurants, but anyone with a card can buy there. You can find some incredible deals on restaurant equipment there. Not to mention wholesale prices on cryopak meats.)

    If you don't have one in your area, you might be able to find something on this site:

  4. im new to this and slowly in the process of building one from a old deepfreeze

    doing it as low budget as possible too.check your local disposal place that takes

    unwanted stoves you might get the racks very cheep or do what i did and bribe them

    with some finished snack sticks when your up and running
  5. sirhuntsalot

    sirhuntsalot Newbie

    I made mine from expanded metal. Works fine and cheaper than buying high dollar racks.
  6. Where can you find the expanded metal? Im thinking thats what I want to use in my build.
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Lowe's and home depot have expanded metal  here, 4x8 sheets. Stuff is high dollar. i disposed of an old stove a while back and kept the racks out of it.
  8. sirhuntsalot

    sirhuntsalot Newbie

    We have a couple of "junk" dealers around here that sells metal and such. I can't remember what I gave for it. Seems like 40 something a sheet. Lowes and box stores will be higher than a place that sells stuff like this. Look around a price it. Oven racks are too wide open for my liking.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Look in the yellow pages for "Appliance Recyclers"

    The local guy has piles of racks and parts to dig thru

  10. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    I want to the local recycling plant and found a ton of oven racks. I love these because they are wider and longer than fridge/freezer racks and you can cut them to fit your smoker so you can get the fullest out of your racks. They did not charge me let me dig through them and gave me what I found.
  11. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Check for local second hand stores. we have a few and they always have appliances.

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