Help finding grates please.

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by caustic, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. caustic

    caustic Newbie

    I'm looking to get some grates for my smoker I'm building. The size I need is 20x18. I'm not sure if "grate" is the correct term. Just looking for the type that go in weber kettles except for rectangle and 20x18.

    Can anyone direct me to a website that I can find these please?

    Thank you.
  2. caustic

    caustic Newbie

    Ahh... thx much.. didn't know if you could use expanded metal or not. That will be my easiest solution. Doesn't have to be any special steel does it? I know not to use galvanized.

    Thanks much!
  3. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think it would matter just scrub it good and burn it in or season it before using the first time.
  4. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Actually, you could use galvanized if that's what you had available. Temps in a smoker will not get high enough to off gas the zinc.
  5. caustic

    caustic Newbie

    Thanks again! I will pick them up tomorrow. My smoker build is about 95% complete. I feel like a kid in a candy shop!
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I have seen and bought some replacement grates at Lowe's or the Homeless Depot. Now they will expand to that size I believe and they are porclean coated too.
  7. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    go to bqq   they have most anything you need
  8. caustic

    caustic Newbie

    Thanks again. I'm just going to the machine shop near my work. I can get them for free. :)
  9. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    Can't beat free.

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