Galvanized Garbage Can Smoker

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by not bob saggett, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. I seen a guy on youtube make a smoker from a galvanized garbage can  and I'm pretty sure is safe but need second opinions , I don't think the can gets hot enough to emit harmful fumes  because of the low heat ,  he has a  fire burning / smoldering to provide smoke to the can through a flexable tube used for a dryer .....  Your Thoughts ???    2nd  Q , what about using a black heat resist paint on garbage can ?   answers appreciated thanks ....  
     
  2. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    There are so many cheap options around why take the chance.Like a 55 gal or 30 gal steel drum.Just my opinion

    Dan
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You will find Barrels are more sturdy and make better smokers. But if you are concerned with the Zinc, Burn it out first, 1700°F, with lots of Fire and White Hot embers will get it done. What are you planning to smoke and at what temp? If the guy in the video was piping smoke in, it sounds like he was Cool or Cold Smoking in which case the temps will NEVER get high enough to cause an issue with the Zinc...JJ
     

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