Zinc plated steel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by froman524, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. froman524

    froman524 Fire Starter

    I'm shopping for some metal to make a smoke diverter, is zinc plated ok to use?

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  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    I believe that zinc plated steel is nothing

    more or different than galvanized.

    Probably better to keep away from it.

  3. froman524

    froman524 Fire Starter

    Yeah I think it's a form of galvanizing, which I've read should be kept away from food.

    Aluminum should be fine though, right?

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  4. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can use zinc in a smoker so long as it does not come in contact with the food or where there is the possibility that fat/liquids may run off the zinc and come in contact with the food. If it is underneath the food and there is no chance of fat dripping down and splashing back up then it should be fine.... however.... if you have the ability to use aluminium instead then you should use that in preference.
  5. red farr

    red farr Fire Starter

    Froman524   ...     it's unlikely a smoker will ever get  that hot , but if you're worried about it burn it off with your torch   ...   Red
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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