Ash Pan?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by badwind, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. badwind

    badwind Newbie

    Hi All,
    I'm in the process of building a UDS and I have a pan that I believe to be Galvinized and was wondering if a guy could burn that old nasty stuff off in an open fire? I know it produces a poison gas when heated but i didn' know if it burn off completely.
  2. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I've heard that you can. But if it were me I would find a different pan, and not risk it. Just my opinion.
  3. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Go to the second hand store and buy a pizza pan made from alum, ive see these used, and that is what I plan on using. Some say the temps need to get really hot to burn the galv off.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you don't know if it galvinized I would pitch it and get another pan from something thats not going to be galvinized. Go get a pizza pan lik coffee said or somthing that is used for cooking.
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Or don't worry about an ash pan. They're (drum smokers) not hard to get the ashes out of in the first place. I have never used one.
  6. badwind

    badwind Newbie

    A big Thanks guys!!! [​IMG]
    I wasn't sure, and I knew that galvinzed stuff put of an evil gas when it gets hot so I'm pitching the thing and will either get a pizza or just go panless. I'll try to remember to post pic of the finished product.
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very smart on your part .
  8. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No need for an ash pan, I just shop vac mine out and I'm all done.

    If you are going to use one stay away from galvanized!

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