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Dude223

Any Suggestions on Preventing Rust Under Baffle on Lang 60??

Has anyone found any good ways to prevent rust from eating up the steel under the baffle plate inside the bottom of the smoker (Lang 60)? I bought a long handled pizza oven wire brush that can reach all the way to the opposite side when entering through the fire box. I always brush all surfaces under the baffle and suck all ash out after each cook with a shop vac. But rust still seems to accumulate under there very quickly and thin layers of steel are flaking off each time (Live near Houston Tx, high humidity, garage kept). Has anyone found any good ways to protect the steel of the cylinder under the baffle? Has anyone tried curing this area just like the cooking chamber? Seems like it would be very hard to get cooking oil up in there very far and also that the oil would attract a lot of ash. Any suggestions? Thanks.
animal

Very interesting, I am going to have to check mine out and follow this post, I clean it out but honestly have never seen any rust or flake when brushing it out.
animal

What comes to mind is flax seed oil which hardens, used on cast iron pans to season them.
Wood River BBQ Team

Re: Any Suggestions on Preventing Rust Under Baffle on Lang

Dude223 wrote:
Has anyone found any good ways to prevent rust from eating up the steel under the baffle plate inside the bottom of the smoker (Lang 60)? I bought a long handled pizza oven wire brush that can reach all the way to the opposite side when entering through the fire box. I always brush all surfaces under the baffle and suck all ash out after each cook with a shop vac. But rust still seems to accumulate under there very quickly and thin layers of steel are flaking off each time (Live near Houston Tx, high humidity, garage kept). Has anyone found any good ways to protect the steel of the cylinder under the baffle? Has anyone tried curing this area just like the cooking chamber? Seems like it would be very hard to get cooking oil up in there very far and also that the oil would attract a lot of ash. Any suggestions? Thanks.


Dude223: I never thought about looking under the RF plate -- until I read this message. I just checked the bottom of my plate and there's a lot of soot, which would be obvious, and some small amount of flaking but the flakes appear to be paint.  I'm not going to worry about it as there's really nothing that can be done about it other than scraping it because you can't get to it. If it is rust flakes, I'll be old and gray and my son's will be using the smoker before it rusts through. My cooker is kept cover outside but in  zero humidity, except when it rains.

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