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Old 03-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #11
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All I ever clean on my smokers are where the dripping collect, and drip threw. I have never cleaned out any of the built up seasoning on the inside. That would be sac-religious. That is what you have been trying to build up the entire time.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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Hear you on that Max. Old welder who built my pit is a dedicated bbq cook...loaned his offset smoker out to a guy who decided to turn the cook chamber into a giant grill and burned off all the accumulated essences. He say, "I been building up them good flavors for 20 yrs and now they are gone." Thought he was gonna kill the guy for a while..lol.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:30 AM   #13
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Probably would have, then use the smoker that he ruined on him as a grill to get rid of the evidence.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:37 PM   #14
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I dunno, I agree with having a nice patina of smoke and grease all over the inside of the pit. But to let years worth of black burnt crap build up in there and melting and dripping on the food, I just can't do it. I'm not knocking anyone else's style, just my opinion, I'm a clean freak!
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:36 PM   #15
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Hmmm..sounds like you shoulda growed up to be a Nursie or something. Now even us nonchalant types try to knock off the Stalagmites and Stalagtites occasionally. Black goo dripping from the roof is not good..lol.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:14 PM   #16
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Lol, I dot have it like gunky full of crap. There has been times when a good wipe down is in order.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #17
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Well one of the consistently top comp bbq cooks I ever met..heads direct to the car wash after each contest and gets it cleaner than a freshly washed baby's butt. This be before going home. He say.."I dont like the flavor of burnt grease." lol. May be something to say for the anal retentive clean approach.
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In my defense, these days I got the smoker runnin' 60-70 hours a week. That's a lot of damn grease. And ashes. And grease. And grease. I don't think the city garbage collectors like me much. I've noticed, however, an influx of rats and raccoons, which is making life a bit more exciting for my dogs.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:22 AM   #19
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Restaurants with grease traps can come in handy. They also have folks who come around and buy grease used frying oil etc.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #20
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You can run a diesel car engine on used fry oil too, might make your car exhaust smell like eggrolls though.
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