Originally Posted by kurtsara
We use a FEC100 for vending and we have had 2 fires in it so far, has not wrecked anything yet but it has me almost scared to look away from it when it is running.
Should I smoke the meat in foil pans so there is no mess on the bottom?
Do I have to clean it spotless after using it every time?
What else can I do to avoid a fire?
You need to call Cookshack. Ask for Bill Vice. He's the man.
What does your ash build up look like in the pot. I've seen FEC's with FULL pots before. That isn't right. If you are burning good pellets (BBQr's Delight or the Cookshack/FE pellets) you shouldn't get a lot of ash build up. If you are, then there is an airflow issue. I'd make sure to vac that fire pot out really well and maybe even put an airhose in it to blow the holes out.
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