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Old 04-29-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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How often and how do you guys with big pits clean them? After tomorrow, I will have done 3 pretty good sized cooks in my offset and the inside is looking pretty gunked up on the bottom.

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Old 04-29-2007, 05:46 AM   #2
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I scrap out the grease in the bottom as needed (about every 3rd cook). Use weed burner on the shelves each cook and occassionally burn and scrap the top inside when needed. I never ever clean the inside with soap and water or high pressure spray (cause then you would have to reseason).

When I had my smaller offset, I put foil down on the bottom of the cooking chamber and pealed it off after things cooled off completely. Doesn't do much good on my big ol hottie.. I'm sure you already know to clean the ashes out ASAP after they have cooled.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:12 AM   #3
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Same as above... Clean out the ashes from the firebox as soon as they are cool. Scrape out the gunk from the bottom as needed and hit the grates with the weed burner before each cook. Has worked for me for years.

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Old 04-29-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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