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What do you ise for racks and how do you prep them?


Smoking Fanatic
Joined May 11, 2010
I am thinking of 3/4" expanded metal, probably flat maybe 1/8 or 3/16 thick so that would be maybe 8 to 10 ga I think.

The racks will only be 18x26 and supported on the long sides.

How do you prep them before use? Just scrub with hot soapy water I assume to start, but do you do anything special after that?

They will be in an electric smoker.

thank you.


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Nov 12, 2010
The racks will only be 18x26 and supported on the long sides.

Supporting expanded metal..... should be supported on all sides, or it has a tendency to sag.... tack weld the metal also... Dave


Master of the Pit
Joined Jan 29, 2010
I would season them with veg oil or whatever you have for oil and then run that puppy at high temp with smoke for a few hours.
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