Smoker build question

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by basicsmoker97, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. basicsmoker97

    basicsmoker97 Newbie

    Hello I'm new here, I'm building a cabinet type smoker, I have a few questions.
    1- I'm building the cabinet out of mild steel and do you need to remove the mill scale on the steel on the inside of the cabinet?
    2-what kind of stainless steel do I need for the racks?
    Thank you Steve :usa:
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Remove the mill scale and oil, from processing..... mild steel expanded metal works for grates.... coat both with cooking oil and heat to set the oil for a good coating.... repeat as necessary..... 304 SS is cheaper than 316 and works very well.... whatever is in your budget... expanded metal needs a framework to support it...
  3. basicsmoker97

    basicsmoker97 Newbie

    Thank you for the info, that was exactly what I needed to know.

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