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    Joe Guest

    Default Garbage Can Smoker and some Ribs


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    zxcvbob Guest

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    On 5/22/2010 8:58 PM, Joe wrote:
    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >
    > Cheap, but it works.
    >
    >



    I've been doing that for 20 years. Still have the original garbage can
    (I thought it would have rusted out by now)

    Bob

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Garbage Can Smoker and some Ribs - cool.png (1/1)

    In article <hta246$6qm$[email protected]>, " Joe" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...c=view&id=8937
    > 16&catid=1
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    > Cheap, but it works.


    Fascinating...
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    Larry Guest

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    Joe wrote:
    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >
    > Cheap, but it works.
    >
    >
    >

    There are some health issues associated with heating galvanized steel.
    Might be worth looking into that before you eat the food.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sat, 22 May 2010 21:58:25 -0400, Joe wrote:

    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >
    > Cheap, but it works.


    Never use a galvanized garbage can (which is what that is) to smoke
    food.

    Spend the $50 on an El Cheapo Brinkman Gourmet (ECBG) which costs
    the same and very little assembly required. And best of all, it's
    not poisonous and will last 10x as long.

    -sw

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    ceed Guest

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    On Sat, 22 May 2010 22:29:16 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >> Cheap, but it works.

    > Never use a galvanized garbage can (which is what that is) to smoke
    > food.
    > Spend the $50 on an El Cheapo Brinkman Gourmet (ECBG) which costs
    > the same and very little assembly required. And best of all, it's
    > not poisonous and will last 10x as long.


    I've got one of them Brinkmanns. And even now after I got my big 'ol cast
    iron pit I use the Brinkmann now and then being surprised how capable it
    is of great cookin'.

    --
    //ceed

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    Big Jim Guest

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    Wrong, Squirts.
    If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize, it
    needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and offgasses.
    There have been a lot of pit covered with roofing tin. As long as it
    doesn't burn the coating it is fine.
    I have built several garbage can smokers in my 70 years and had no
    problem.
    The problem is with folks with not enough knowledge and who may have read
    something on the internet.
    Burning galvanize can be hazardous to your health
    Big Jim
    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:n12xcahapv9w$.[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 21:58:25 -0400, Joe wrote:
    >
    >> http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >>
    >> Cheap, but it works.

    >
    > Never use a galvanized garbage can (which is what that is) to smoke
    > food.
    >
    > Spend the $50 on an El Cheapo Brinkman Gourmet (ECBG) which costs
    > the same and very little assembly required. And best of all, it's
    > not poisonous and will last 10x as long.
    >
    > -sw




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    piedmont Guest

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    On Sat, 22 May 2010 21:58:25 -0400, Joe wrote:

    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?

    option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=893716&catid=1
    >
    > Cheap, but it works.


    Been there done that and also same thing with a 55 gallon drum. Works
    great and fun to make.



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    piedmont Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:40:04 -0400, Big Jim wrote:

    > Wrong, Squirts.
    > If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize,
    > it needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and off gasses.

    snip
    > Big Jim


    snip

    BJ
    Exactly! zinc is not an issue as long as above is complied with.

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    The Ranger Guest

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    Joe <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hta246$6qm$[email protected]..
    > http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >
    > Cheap, but it works.


    What's the gauge in the fourth photo atop the welder's glove?

    The Ranger



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    piedmont Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 07:40:31 -0700, The Ranger wrote:

    > Joe <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hta246$6qm$[email protected]..
    >> http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?

    option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=893716&catid=1
    >>
    >> Cheap, but it works.

    >
    > What's the gauge in the fourth photo atop the welder's glove?
    >
    > The Ranger


    looks like an automatic temperature controller, stoker or bbq guru.



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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    Larry wrote:
    > Smoker by "Joe Jerk" wrote:
    >>
    >> http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >>
    >> Cheap, but it works.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >There are some health issues associated with heating galvanized steel.
    >Might be worth looking into that before you eat the food.


    Absolutely...

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:40:04 -0400, Big Jim wrote:

    > Wrong, Squirts.
    > If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize, it
    > needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and offgasses.
    > There have been a lot of pit covered with roofing tin. As long as it
    > doesn't burn the coating it is fine.
    > I have built several garbage can smokers in my 70 years and had no
    > problem.
    > The problem is with folks with not enough knowledge and who may have read
    > something on the internet.
    > Burning galvanize can be hazardous to your health
    > Big Jim


    Well, Jim, every one of the AFB regulars has mentioned that
    galvanized is bad, bad, bad...

    <http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=group%3Aalt.food.barbecue+galvanized&btnG=Sear ch&sitesearch=>

    But you've never said a peep until now.

    So I'll not take my chances and if I ever do feel the need to build
    a trash can smoker, will contact a metallurgist before I do. Last
    thing I need is an errant chunk of glowing wood coming into contact
    with the smoker and burning the zinc coating (but that would never
    happen, right?)

    -sw

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    blake murphy Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 12:17:00 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:40:04 -0400, Big Jim wrote:
    >
    >> Wrong, Squirts.
    >> If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize, it
    >> needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and offgasses.
    >> There have been a lot of pit covered with roofing tin. As long as it
    >> doesn't burn the coating it is fine.
    >> I have built several garbage can smokers in my 70 years and had no
    >> problem.
    >> The problem is with folks with not enough knowledge and who may have read
    >> something on the internet.
    >> Burning galvanize can be hazardous to your health
    >> Big Jim

    >
    > Well, Jim, every one of the AFB regulars has mentioned that
    > galvanized is bad, bad, bad...
    >
    > <http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=group%3Aalt.food.barbecue+galvanized&btnG=Sear ch&sitesearch=>
    >
    > But you've never said a peep until now.
    >
    > So I'll not take my chances and if I ever do feel the need to build
    > a trash can smoker, will contact a metallurgist before I do. Last
    > thing I need is an errant chunk of glowing wood coming into contact
    > with the smoker and burning the zinc coating (but that would never
    > happen, right?)
    >
    > -sw


    i thought all that there smoked meat was gonna give you cancer anyway.

    your pal,
    blake

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2010-05-23, The Ranger <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Joe <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hta246$6qm$[email protected]..
    >> http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >>
    >> Cheap, but it works.

    >
    > What's the gauge in the fourth photo atop the welder's glove?


    A gauge to measure the number of years of life lost due to heating
    galvanized steel?

    nb

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    Mark Thorson Guest

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    blake murphy wrote:
    >
    > i thought all that there smoked meat was gonna give you cancer anyway.


    The risk from smoked meats is dwarfed by the risk
    from nitrate- and nitrite-cured meats. Curing salts
    are the enemy, not so much smoke. Also, the polyamines
    from grilling are a small risk compared to cured meats.

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    dsi1 Guest

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    On 5/23/2010 2:40 AM, Big Jim wrote:
    > Wrong, Squirts.
    > If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize, it
    > needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and offgasses.
    > There have been a lot of pit covered with roofing tin. As long as it
    > doesn't burn the coating it is fine.
    > I have built several garbage can smokers in my 70 years and had no
    > problem.


    I have smoked stuff in a garbage can using a can laid on it's side and
    an hibachi. I thought I was doing something new. Damn! :-)

    > The problem is with folks with not enough knowledge and who may have read
    > something on the internet.
    > Burning galvanize can be hazardous to your health
    > Big Jim
    > "Sqwertz"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:n12xcahapv9w$.[email protected]..
    >> On Sat, 22 May 2010 21:58:25 -0400, Joe wrote:
    >>
    >>> http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.ph...893716&catid=1
    >>>
    >>> Cheap, but it works.

    >>
    >> Never use a galvanized garbage can (which is what that is) to smoke
    >> food.
    >>
    >> Spend the $50 on an El Cheapo Brinkman Gourmet (ECBG) which costs
    >> the same and very little assembly required. And best of all, it's
    >> not poisonous and will last 10x as long.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    >



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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 14:50:29 -0400, blake murphy wrote:

    > i thought all that there smoked meat was gonna give you cancer anyway.


    We don't care about long term effects. But the zinc fumes are
    pretty immediate and can ruin a good meal.

    -sw

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    brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 12:17:00 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:40:04 -0400, Big Jim wrote:
    >
    >> Wrong, Squirts.
    >> If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the galvanize, it
    >> needs a high temp before the galvanize burns and offgasses.
    >> There have been a lot of pit covered with roofing tin. As long as it
    >> doesn't burn the coating it is fine.
    >> I have built several garbage can smokers in my 70 years and had no
    >> problem.
    >> The problem is with folks with not enough knowledge and who may have read
    >> something on the internet.
    >> Burning galvanize can be hazardous to your health
    >> Big Jim

    >
    >Well, Jim, every one of the AFB regulars has mentioned that
    >galvanized is bad, bad, bad...
    >
    ><http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=group%3Aalt.food.barbecue+galvanized&btnG=Sear ch&sitesearch=>
    >
    >But you've never said a peep until now.
    >
    >So I'll not take my chances and if I ever do feel the need to build
    >a trash can smoker, will contact a metallurgist before I do. Last
    >thing I need is an errant chunk of glowing wood coming into contact
    >with the smoker and burning the zinc coating (but that would never
    >happen, right?)
    >
    >-sw


    Not only are the fumes from zinc electroplate hazardous so is mere
    handling it... and a lot of galvanize also contains cadmium, making it
    far more dangerous. Everytime I see tradesmen holding cadmium plated
    sheet metal screws in their mouth I cringe. A lot of people install
    galvanived chain link fence and their rugrats climb on it all day
    every day, and then constantly put their fingers in their mouth. By
    the time they're eight years old it's discovered they're learning
    disabled, and later find a plethora of diseases. Zoos have known for
    years not to use gavanized. Folks complain about the products made in
    China but the products made in the US are far worse.

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    piedmont Guest

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    On Sun, 23 May 2010 16:48:10 -0400, brooklyn1 wrote:

    > On Sun, 23 May 2010 12:17:00 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Sun, 23 May 2010 08:40:04 -0400, Big Jim wrote:
    >>
    >>> Wrong, Squirts.
    >>> If you will notice there is no contact with the fire to the

    >snip


    the temperature at which zinc melts is 787.15F according to wikipedia,
    hence as Big Jim stated as long as the coals don't touch the zinc there
    couldn't be a danger.



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