View Full Version : Health Concerns?

01-30-2012, 09:06 PM
I catered full time for two years (in addition to having another full time job) and after 10 to 12 hours on site catering, loading the smoker, re-loading it, cleaning it, etc I would hack up phlegm (I know, sorry) specked with charcoal ash for a couple of days.

I just cook on a very part time basis now and was thinking the other day about how 15 years of that would take a toll on the body. Anyone else run into this? Looking back now, and it actually never crossed my mind once while catering full time, but I would probably use a disposable mask of some kind while setting up/cleaning up.

02-03-2012, 10:43 AM
I have always used a rake or made a tool up to move the fire or ashes around,,,and this kept my beek out of harms way....

02-07-2012, 01:11 PM
I don't hack up anything, but I will blow my nose after I'm done cooking at home or a competition and it is black from the smoke I've inhaled.