They fall in the bottom of the barrel. Hit it with a power washer (I take mine to the self-serve car wash) once every blue moon. Otherwise, don't sweat it.
I would worry more about about adjustable valves in the bottom. You want you top holes open until you are done cooking.
Wait! Bigmista wrote a cookbook?
Then burn the entire ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering
to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, a food offering presented to the LORD.
God loves BBQ!
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