Probably just carbon build up. Either way, scrape it off, rub some oil on it if you feel the need and start cooking.
07-01-2013 10:08 PM
+1 on the carbon build up.
07-01-2013 10:09 PM
I"m pretty sure what you are experiencing is a buildup of materials created from the process of burning wood and cooking food that adheres to the grill surfaces. I've had this on my gasser, Weber kettles, WSM, and Akorn. Try crumpling up some aluminum foil and cleaning it off. It's pretty much a natural effect.
07-01-2013 10:16 PM
Or it could be carbon build up.:shocked:
07-02-2013 02:31 AM
Scrape it off and get to cookin. Don't go nuts, just take it off. No need to bust out the sandblaster.
07-02-2013 02:55 AM
Oh no! That's toxic paint.
Better crate that thing and send it to me for proper disposal.
No really, that might even be called creosote...but another smart farker will know for sure. Not a big deal. I let mine flake off on my steaks and just call it garnish.
07-02-2013 06:45 AM
Every grill does this. It is just a carbin buildup. Scrap it off
07-02-2013 07:26 AM
Normal. Carry on...
07-02-2013 07:41 AM
Could it be............CARBON BUILDUP?
07-02-2013 07:52 AM
My WSM is doing this. Freaked me out at first as some big "sheets" came off! :wacko:
07-02-2013 08:11 AM
It is jus creosote, peel it off or hit it up with a pressure washer... It will burn by the way. Not like gasoline combustable but it will take a flame. That is what builds up inside house chimneys that starts chimney fires. All grills and smokers get this.
07-02-2013 08:17 AM
Plastic paint scraper is what I use. scrape it off vacuum it out and your golden. Its nothing to worry about.
07-02-2013 08:20 AM
It appears to be build up that was caused from large quantites of carbon.
07-02-2013 08:29 AM
Creosote is the sign of a happily used smoker. Although it tastes like crap and is a little unsightly, it does provide protection against corrosion. When the build up gets too much, just do like the guys say above and hit it with a scraper or wire brush. It comes off much easier when warm. Lastly, mine is much better than yours! :)
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