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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 07:20:13 PM »
3 minute Tomatoe pie using charcoal setup - same as last week.

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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2013, 12:00:23 PM »
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A little late, but that pie looks tasty.  I guess it's all gone now  :-D

Hey, just a word of caution.  Be careful about using that rabbit mesh if it's zinc plated.  Zinc in large amounts is toxic. 

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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2013, 02:00:46 PM »
Thanks Chuck, yep... its all gone, I have not baked since. 
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2013, 07:27:32 PM »
Not sure about zinc poising, I bought the wire mesh from lowes. I was not able to find if it contain zinc or not. Even if it does, it is not comming in contact with food, it is only used to contain the charcoal.
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2013, 12:10:11 PM »
Looks galvanized, which means it is coated in zinc.  It doesn't need to come in contact to be an issue, the zinc burns off and the fumes are an issue.
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2013, 08:50:13 PM »
I couldn't disagree more with the information in that link.  Not only are many of the items referenced in the first post now commonly made of aluminized steel not galvanized, zinc fumes are serious business.  On top of all the things you will commonly find linked to them, there is a strong belief in my industry(sheet metal) that zinc fumes produced while welding galvanized metal leads to an increased risk of nervous system issues such as parkinson's, you would be shocked how many of our old welders end up with these issues.
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2013, 07:37:05 AM »
Thanks Chuck and Jeff for highlighting the zinc hazards.

I am done experimenting with charcoal for now. I am working on designing a charcoal base for MPO. Materials will be SS same as MPO.

I hope others benefit form my experiments. SS mesh are available, it is more expensive.
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2013, 09:14:06 AM »
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Another alternative to mesh is bare expanded steel, which looks like diamond shaped holes.  Its cheap and often used by southern bbq makers for smoker grates.  Perforated sheet steel is another.  But its more costly.


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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2013, 09:38:00 AM »
Chuck, yes, expanded metal is better alternative, I will be using it in my design. It is not available at lowes or Home Depot that's why For my expirement I chose wire mesh due low cost, availability and easy to shape and work with.
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Re: Charcoal MOD for the Mighty Pizza Oven
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 03:36:38 PM »
Here is a link that Bob posted on another thread on how to remove zinc plating...

Just wipe with vinegar...
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general-archive/zinc-plating-removal-any-easy-method-86057/
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