Originally Posted by nucornhusker
I've had black "gunk" drip from the top of my cooker before, it's not that. It's a fine black powder.
The food isn't covered with it, but it looks like it was "lightly seasoned" with it.
Sometimes if tending the fire too aggressively - will jostle sparking embers and ash rising into the smoking chamber.
Tend not to just chuck a split into the fire causing a dance of sparks.
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