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Old 05-21-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Can some one explain why whenever I smoke something the flies come by the hundred to my smoker. I thought it would keep them away but it seems to attract them????????????
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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Same reason your neighbors come around when you smoke something . . it smells GOOD!
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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You are not alone. I think it has to do with the carbon.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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Quote:
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Same reason your neighbors come around when you smoke something . . it smells GOOD!
What he said.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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Its called Good Q...
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
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Smoke usually repels insects. How dirty is your cooker? I'm thinking maybe if you have some grease build up that when you cook it is getting heated up and the smell is attracting them.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #7
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Yep, they swarm like crazy here when I'm smoking.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:04 PM   #8
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Flies are the uninvited guests like ants at a picnic. I get Honey Bees Too.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #9
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Maybe your garbage area is near your cooker? Mine is about 10-15 feet away and when cooking I might toss the meat packages or brine/marinade and that will attract pests. You might just notice them more since you are standing around the cooker more.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #10
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An old man once told me that your not making good BBQ if the flies don't show up.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:44 AM   #11
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possibly to do with the type of wood? or maybe sugar in the rub?
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #12
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Talk like a thermacell handles flies and Mosquitos and around here no-see-ums pretty well. I haven't tried one yet though.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:05 PM   #13
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Ok I must be cookin some awesome BBQ because the flies are crazy today! No wood just charcoal in my drum, no sugar using an Alabama sauce on chicken wings, no trash I have been taking it to the dump regularly due to a pain in the ass bear. So it be that it's going to be frickin awesome. Enjoy the holiday folks
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #14
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Funny you should mention that, I saw a ton of tiny flies hovering around the other night when I was smoking a chicken
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #15
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Hang a couple of gallon zip-lock bags filled with water and drop a penny in each one.
They claim that helps keep flies at bay in outdoor eateries.

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