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Re: Smokers
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2010, 08:14:37 AM »
There's a gentleman in Germany who guys by the username "Don Marco" on a lot of BBQ boards...he does European "Eggfests" a lot and I have to say, if you are in Europe, go to an event this guy is cooking for, if you can.  He has a ton of BGEs and his photo posts are well nigh epic, if not dialup friendly.  http://www.barbecuebible.com/board  Search for post author Don Marco.... 

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Re: Smokers
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2010, 08:57:27 AM »
There's a gentleman in Germany who guys by the username "Don Marco" on a lot of BBQ boards...he does European "Eggfests" a lot and I have to say, if you are in Europe, go to an event this guy is cooking for, if you can.  He has a ton of BGEs and his photo posts are well nigh epic, if not dialup friendly.  http://www.barbecuebible.com/board  Search for post author Don Marco.... 
Here's a direct link to the BGE festival pics:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20039&highlight=
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2010, 09:24:59 AM »
There's a gentleman in Germany who guys by the username "Don Marco" on a lot of BBQ boards...he does European "Eggfests" a lot and I have to say, if you are in Europe, go to an event this guy is cooking for, if you can.  He has a ton of BGEs and his photo posts are well nigh epic, if not dialup friendly.  http://www.barbecuebible.com/board  Search for post author Don Marco.... 
Here's a direct link to the BGE festival pics:
http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20039&highlight=

That is a great forum.  Very knowledgable folks over there.  Alot of great recipes too.  I highly recommend.
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2010, 12:12:53 AM »
I wouldn't use galvanized steel for grilling...the coating will generate toxic fumes when heated.

Check out the MSDS!

http://www.atlassupplycorp.com/Content/Links/msds/galvanized.pdf

Thanks! I'll return it.

I'm just hitting 4 hours on some baby-backs. The temp has held steady on one charge of lump and the ribs look fabulous. :) I'll try the 123 method next batch.



Actually I decided to use the can as a charcoal-bin. Holds a great deal I filled it to the top. But a quick question: tonight I saw on Foodography the "trashcan smoker take down" use them as smokers. The smokers were fired by electric hot plates and pans of wood chips. Looks like it got pretty hot inside those cans too. Nice seasoning on the sides and lids. The cans looked extremely versatile.

After rereading the MSDS on it I'm not sure about the "fumes" aspect of it. At what point does galvanized steel fume? At pit temps (185-400F) or at much higher temps?
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2010, 12:41:50 AM »
After rereading the MSDS on it I'm not sure about the "fumes" aspect of it. At what point does galvanized steel fume? At pit temps (185-400F) or at much higher temps?


According to wikipedia:
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Galvanized steel is suitable for high-temperature applications of up to 392 °F (200 °C). The use of galvanized steel at temperatures above this will result in peeling of the zinc at the intermetallic layer.
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2010, 01:01:14 AM »
Hmmmm...

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Re: Smokers
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2010, 03:20:19 AM »
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2010, 08:56:36 AM »
Hmmmm...



I'm not really sure.

But better safe than sorry.  8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever
I wouldn't risk my life or health on anything found solely in wikipedia :)

I'd find another source for the safe temps for galvanized.
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2010, 09:36:13 AM »
Hmmmm...



I'm not really sure.

But better safe than sorry.  8)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever
I wouldn't risk my life or health on anything found solely in wikipedia :)

I'd find another source for the safe temps for galvanized.

I certainly wouldn't either. I think it's safe to say that cooking food in or on a galvanized steel smoker is probably not a good idea.

Here's an MSDS for galvanized steel.

http://www.atlassupplycorp.com/Content/Links/msds/galvanized.pdf
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 09:45:39 AM by bluesman »
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2010, 10:58:48 AM »
I'm certainly not going to risk it. Maybe some more light will be shed on it in the future but if there is a chance toxic exposure I won't support it. Hopefully this guy isn't poisoning people through ignorance.
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Re: Smokers
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2010, 05:40:24 PM »
Why don't you just hit craigslist for a nice 55 gal drum? Pimp it out and you're still under 100 for a killer smoker.
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