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Unread 01-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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I have a redneck buddy making me a charcoal basket for my drum smoker. The first one he made was out of galvanized expanded steel. I cannot user that can I?
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Yes,but.
Burn the Gal of it with a big fire.Ovoid breathing in while doing so.
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Here's one thing to consider...... It takes a relatively small piece of expanded metal to make a charcoal basket. The steel shop cut mine for me and it was only about 8 dollars with tax. 3/4 x 9ga., 9" x 60". I used a charcoal grate from a 22.5" weber kettle for the bottom. So I only needed expanded metal for the sides of the basket. At that price why take the chance with a galvanized piece? I think it would be worth it for the peace of mind.
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