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Old 03-23-2014, 08:10 AM   #1
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Cleaning smoker

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This is prolly a stupid question, but does anyone clean out their smoker after a period of time?

Or do you keep the sludge of smoky goopiness build up until it oozes onto the driveway and creates a river of rendered goodness
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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I leave most of the "goop" but do clean up the drips and mess on the outside, clean out the bottom section of my WSM and always use a whiskbroom on the inside of the lid to get an flakes that may fall on the food.
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I clean out the ashes and that part every time I fire up. I regularly clean and wax the outside (it's automotive paint). The inside, if it gets too bad and starts smelling like it's going rancid, I'll fire it up to about 400ish and burn it off.

PLEASE don't use any soaps or chemical cleaners on the insides or the grates. You'll be sorry if you do.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:01 PM   #4
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I think I'll scrape goop and leave the rest for flavor
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Every tuesday morning I spray mine down inside and out with a power washer, and then heat it up and steam it out.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:23 PM   #6
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Every tuesday morning I spray mine down inside and out with a power washer, and then heat it up and steam it out.
Does it ever freeze Boozer ?
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Does it ever freeze Boozer ?
Pretty much every time with the weather we been having lately. But it thaws out pretty quick with 6 big logs of mulberry wood burning in there!
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Back in the good old days..I tried to leave the grates crudded up then burned off with the propane flame thrower when it was time too cook again. If the bottom was looking gloppy I would hit it too..to see iif it would catch fire..and occasionally cleaned out the bottom with a garden hoe. I dont like grease fires. If you will put the goop in a black garbage bag along with regular trash the garbage man will take it. If you sack it up in a white bag they think its toxic waste.
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:08 AM   #9
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Disposable foil catering pans have changed my life!
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:35 PM   #10
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Disposable foil catering pans have changed my life!
For sure, this is what I'm going to from now on,cheap alternative to the cleaning headache
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