Stink bugs?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by crvtt, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    Was going to plug the two holes in my Smokin it smoker with balled up aluminum foil to keep the stink bugs out. I looked online and it seems there can be galvanic corrosion between the stainless steel and aluminum if it gets wet. I store it outside and don't want to risk corrosion. Any suggestions?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Got a big problem with stink bugs?  How many get in the smoker?

    You could just clean 'em out before you start cooking.  Or, get corks about the holes.  You can find corks at any craft stores.  When you are ready to cook just pop the corks out and put 'em back in when you're done.

  3. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    It's my first smoker so not sure if they'll like the smoker or not, but them seem to get into everything! Great idea on the cork, thanks! They leave behind a nasty smell, don't want that getting to the food!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2013
  4. While that is true, the aluminum foil would be the sacrificial element. The decomposition would be very slow and only leave a small stain on the stainless steel. No harm done.
  5. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit

    I am plagued by June bugs and moths. I have not yet had a problem with them getting in the smoker.  If this year proves different, I am going with the cork idea suggested by Bill.
  6. smoke happens

    smoke happens Smoking Fanatic

    Tape on the bottom side?
  7. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit

    I like the cork idea, even on the bottom.  I have to remove the wood box to foil the bottom and can install/remove the cork as required at that time.
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    These are cheap and popular with MES guys and should work for you guys as well. Just place it upside down over the holes, don't have to remove them...JJ

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Cool idea...
  10. crvtt

    crvtt Smoke Blower

    So does anyone know if stink bugs like smokers?  I'm just assuming they will get in there, but maybe the smoke smell will keep them away.
  11. bobbygee

    bobbygee Smoke Blower

    Yeah, they do.I smoked one by accident.I have a 40" MES and luckily it was only in the chip loader chute so clean up wasnt that bad.But they like anything warm when the cold weather arrives.I think you have nothing to worry about, by now they have already found there winter hideout.
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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