What type of steel to choose

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by danc1, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. danc1

    danc1 Newbie

    Hi,

    I would like to know what type of steel you are using to build a smoker. 

    Is 44w grade steel safe for a reverse flow vertical smoker ?

    Thank you
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use mild steel.....   44W is high tensile strength...  it may not take the expansion and contraction of the heat / no heat cycling..  it may crack and warp...
     
  3. Unless he anneals it first.
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What temperature does it take to anneal high tensile steel ??  I have no idea....
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I looked up 4140....   ~1500 deg. and slowly cooled...
     
  6. I was going to say 1400 but you beat me to it.
     

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