Originally Posted by John Bowen
I have a neighbor who pulls his Lang offset out of his garage every three weeks and fires it up. He does this whether he is cooking something or not. I asked him why and he says that moisture builds up in the smoker and he wants to keep it burned out. He said that he started doing this after his smoker sat up for about three months and he went through the same thing you describe above. He said that it not only affected his smoke but that the entire smoker smelled like it.
Now that is interesing because that sounds exactly like what happened to me. I hadn't broken the smoker out in some time and now it carries a slight funk from that cook.