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can i use a beer keg for a fire box

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Post Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:39 am
super smoker

hey out their in bbq land. im building my own smoker and have a beer keg i want to use as a smoke box. Will their be any problems.. will i get any funny taste.. I know friends that use them as Brew pots for the wart when making BEER. any info will be ap. thanks the super smoker.

Post Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:09 am
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Is you keg made of stainless steel? If so you probably won't have any problems with a funny taste as many cooking surfaces are stainless.

Most fire boxes are constructed from 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick steel for durability. Thinner metals tend to rust and burnout quickly. I’m not sure how stainless would perform under the extreme heat in a fire box. You may consider inserting a thick walled pipe into the keg as the fire box and the keg would serve as ornamental.

Have you tried asking Dave Klose at or Ritch from Gator Pits at ... 3613&cpv=2 ? They build smokers for a living and may be willing to help.

Good Luck, Bob.

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