After being inspired on here, I’m doing my own DIY hot/cold smoker out of an old farm water pressure tank. The door is all marked out ready to be cut. Question is.. if the mild steel gets up to 80 degrees Celsius will it likely give off noxious gases & poison the food? & before anyone suggests it, I am not interested in spending over $1200 on a commercial one(I have other priorities). cheers for any advice
| Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:|
Short answer? no.
Long answer, as long as the surfaces are cleaned of any oils etc , then No.
| Bender wrote:|
If you're concerned the best thing to do is build it, then invite myself and a few of the boys from the site around for a smoke- up. After you've filled it with fish you've caught the day before and brined overnight, we can stand around and drink your beer until the fish is ready. Then we can eat the fish and drink more of your beer and if any of us keel over you'll know its dodgy.
| Boz19 wrote:|
Dunno anything about that water tank man but good on you for building your own.
I built a mean one out of bricks that were lying around the farm and it goes hard, smoked some kingi last week and it was tasty as.
Best thing was it cost $0 to build and costs $0 to run using ti-tree from the farm. Can't go wrong.
Hey floater, the best thing you could do would be to do a dry run to burn off any crap before you out fish in it.