Jump to content
Smokin Monkey

No More Foil Trays

Recommended Posts

I use foil trays to cook different types of food in my smokers, but all ways for got to restock them.

I had some Stainless Steel mesh in the workshop so I had a thought.

Make my own trays.

image.thumb.jpeg.79251b3c961184e8044dc1513ab77cbb.jpeg

Small Basket

image.thumb.jpeg.e31a3cad3b7d03956c7f6a2119fc76d3.jpeg

Medium Basket

image.thumb.jpeg.38eeacadd315fb347f796e344c17b1ce.jpeg

Large Basket

image.thumb.jpeg.3ff386d6c1032980b86ccc16f1c94e04.jpeg

Foil doubled

image.thumb.jpeg.78acf29e53216002141bb22adc3baf94.jpeg

The foil is then used to line the Baskets

image.thumb.jpeg.bffd3e8f946c55cd43c4c6a42c905357.jpeg

Belly Pork sat on a trivet of vegetables with chicken stock ready to go in the Smoker.

image.thumb.jpeg.db760a326755f88f61e1f3add9385b88.jpeg

Ox Tail in a small basket.

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will Galvani

On 8/5/2017 at 2:45 PM, Smokin Monkey said:

I use foil trays to cook different types of food in my smokers, but all ways for got to restock them.

I had some Stainless Steel mesh in the workshop so I had a thought.

Make my own trays.

image.thumb.jpeg.79251b3c961184e8044dc1513ab77cbb.jpeg

 

Would it be alright to use galvanised welded steel mesh for these, or does it have to be food grade stainless steel, only going to use them as drips trays, not to cook food in. Found some with  50x50mm holes with 2.5mm diameter wire locally, used for rabbit hutches etc

Edited by sotv

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Galvanised steel should not be used in cooking areas where the food can come in contact with any galvanised serfaces or where liquids/juices that have come in contact with galvanised surfaces can drip into (or otherwise come in contacr with) the food. Lining it with foil would technically achieve this - however foil is easily torn ot perforated. If you were to try it you should definitely not have other foods cooking underneath.

Not something I would risk.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems logical and they are only recommended up to a temp of 392F anyway even if they were suitable, wouldn't really need the drip trays for that sort of temp, but wouldn't want the hassle of removing everything to get at them if I wanted to bump the temperature up past that.

Have dropped an email to F.H. Brundle as they sell 316 cut to size, so hopefully they can offer something that is still affordable as 316 is quite expensive as a welded mesh per roll

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you looked at perforated instead of welded mesh. It is often cheaper

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...