okay, so as long as the growth is a fuzzy white, I'm hearing that is okay...and burning it off would be acceptable way to get rid of it. the bin did have a sweet kinda smell, perhaps yeast is it.
I remember reading that if there were mold, then it shouldn't be used to smoke with. A few pieces did have dark mold...those will go to the fireplace pile.
Started with a Weber. Stepped up to a UDS. Pepper fanatic.