To Cover or Not To Cover? - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2005, 01:15 AM   #1
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 791
I only have a WSM, which I cover with a plastic garbage bag followed by the Weber supplied cover.

If I had one of the pits you mentioned, I would probably cover it with single or double tarps and a bunch of Snappy Hookers (double-ended rubber S-hooks).
__________________

Shawn White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
http://www.mels-bbq-covers.com/custo...ver%20page.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 791
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw
Nope. I keep the paint touched up, and I oil it regularly...TL
Interesting point about keeping moisture out, but with the oiled surface doesn't the pit get dirty? Dust sticking to the oil? Poplar tree fluff, etc.?
Shawn White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 791
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw
Sure, the pit gets dirty from time to time, but that doesn't affect how it cooks. I'm not running a fashion show out there...
true ...

I'm making progress on not cleaning the WSM so much, still scrub the grates clean in the sink after every cook, but I've managed a COUPLE of cooks in a row now without scrubbing the water pan clean, just dumped the crap

the 12 step program really works ....
Shawn White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 11:12 PM   #5
Web Celeb
 
Greg Rempe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 8,177
I use sand in my water pan, Shawn...clean-up is a lot easier that way...I take a damp hot rag and rub the dome and the inside channel of the main chamber down so it doesn't get too sticky...also, I soak the grates and clean them down, but, they don't have that nickel plated shine anymore...that's ok by me!!
__________________
Host of The BBQ Central Radio Show
www.thebbqcentralshow.com
Greg Rempe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 11:27 PM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Bruce B's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Utica, MI
Posts: 6,758
A question for Shawn and Greg, just out of curiosity, I mean far be it from me to comment on another man's pit cleaning chores.

I'm pretty sure both of you own other grills, do you soak the grates clean on them also when you're done with a cook or just use a metal brush of some kind to get them clean? If you don't, what's the purpose in soaking the WSM grates and putting as much effort into them as you do?

Just curious, not being critical, mind you. Personally, at the end of my cooks on the WSM, I hit the grates with a metal brush, and prior to the next cook either the metal brush again or wadded up alum. foil.
__________________
Bruce
Treasurer, Great Lakes BBQAssociation
www.glbbqa.com
Rubbed, Smoked, and Sauced Competition BBQ Team-
22 1/2" WSM, 2 18 1/2" WSM's, 22 1/2" Weber Kettle
Bruce B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 06:02 AM   #7
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
I, just for the first time, used aluminum foil in the pan with my Guru cooks. Prior to this I had always used water with no ill effects. The cook came out fine (spare ribs) but they were only in for 6 hours. I'll try this method again with a longer cook and see what happens. When I was using water, I didn't understand what the fuss was about cleaning the water pan. I have no problem spending 18 hours on a cook so I also had no problems spend 3 or 4 minutes cleaning the water pan. JMHO. I just rub my grates down with a wire brush prior to each cook, just like my grills.
__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 08:14 AM   #8
Web Celeb
 
Greg Rempe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 8,177
Bruce...with the gasser, it's very easy to turn the heat up and let the burn off take effect and then just brush the charred burnt crap off. Most of the time on the WSM I don't have enough coals left to do a proper burn-off and I don't feel like uncovering the gasser to thrown the WSM grates on to do it...so, I fill the utilitub up with water and get the stuck on meat off that way. No rel good answer fo it but that's what I do...Shawn??
__________________
Host of The BBQ Central Radio Show
www.thebbqcentralshow.com
Greg Rempe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 02:55 PM   #9
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Rempe
Bruce...with the gasser, it's very easy to turn the heat up and let the burn off take effect and then just brush the charred burnt crap off. Most of the time on the WSM I don't have enough coals left to do a proper burn-off and I don't feel like uncovering the gasser to thrown the WSM grates on to do it...so, I fill the utilitub up with water and get the stuck on meat off that way. No rel good answer fo it but that's what I do...Shawn??
Then, and ONLY then, he will move it up to the attic where it will sit until he decides to cook again! #-o

Oh, I just had to say that! [-X
__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 03:38 PM   #10
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Rempe
Bruce...with the gasser, it's very easy to turn the heat up and let the burn off take effect and then just brush the charred burnt crap off. Most of the time on the WSM I don't have enough coals left to do a proper burn-off and I don't feel like uncovering the gasser to thrown the WSM grates on to do it...so, I fill the utilitub up with water and get the stuck on meat off that way. No rel good answer fo it but that's what I do...Shawn??
That's exactly it for me too. I can crank up the gasser to burn the crud off and give the grate a brushin ... but I can't burn the crud off the racks in the WSM ....

maybe I should throw the WSM grates on the gasser like Greg mentioned...
Shawn White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 04:09 PM   #11
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
A weed burner is excellent for cleaning everything that won't fit in the dish washer.
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 05:23 PM   #12
BBQ Centralite
 
Woodman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mentor, Oh
Posts: 4,457
Mine is sitting out in a cold rain today! Need a new , taller, garage door! Shoulda measured that thing before! Shoot, it's been sitting outside in Houstom for three months and it is fine! Woody
__________________
"I was born to cook for people"
Woodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 05:30 PM   #13
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Did I miss the "Since I got it home" pics??
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 05:33 PM   #14
BBQ Centralite
 
Woodman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mentor, Oh
Posts: 4,457
Well, uh....you see.......I , uhm........don't have a digital........camera. Greg and Kloset are coming over Saturday. I hope one of them brings one! Woodberger
__________________
"I was born to cook for people"
Woodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 06:36 PM   #15
Web Celeb
 
Greg Rempe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 8,177
I already got mine packed and ready to transoprt, WoodStone-age!!
__________________

__________________
Host of The BBQ Central Radio Show
www.thebbqcentralshow.com
Greg Rempe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×