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Old 02-07-2009, 10:03 PM   #16
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I had this very same problem three weeks ago with Pecan.
Nasty build up of black crap that actually dripped in places.
It was my first smoke with Pecan and I wasn't happy at all.
I normally burn Post Oak or Hickory and never have had a problem like this.

After reading this thread... maybe my temp (190*) was too low for this species of wood.
I did have good smoke after awhile but in the beginning it was horrible!

The rest of this crap is going into the fireplace!

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Old 02-08-2009, 04:01 PM   #17
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I had this very same problem three weeks ago with Pecan.
Nasty build up of black crap that actually dripped in places.
It was my first smoke with Pecan and I wasn't happy at all.
I normally burn Post Oak or Hickory and never have had a problem like this.

After reading this thread... maybe my temp (190*) was too low for this species of wood.
I did have good smoke after awhile but in the beginning it was horrible!

The rest of this crap is going into the fireplace!

Weiser
Pecan is usually great to smoke with. Sounds like your might be on the green side if you were getting bad creosote.

Good luck!
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:08 PM   #18
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If you have cresote building up in your cooker, it will adhere to any metal and be a thick tarry substance after a while. Cresote is unburnt carbon buildup. If you see this on your smoker, grill, build you a hot fire in your grill and do away with it. It is unburnt fuel and that adheres to your grill.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #19
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The next day the cresote was hard as a rock. I threw in a chimney full to warm it up then scrapped the insides of the entire thing.
Took almost 3hrs with a beer break or two.
Rubbed the inside with Crisco and built another 225* fire to re-season.

The following week I did a Butt using PO without a problem.

I have heard many good things about Pecan and had my hopes up.
The ends of the wood are dried and checked but it was giving off a bunch of white smoke early on. That should have been the clue I guess.

Thanks for the advice Gentlemen!

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If you have cresote building up in your cooker, it will adhere to any metal and be a thick tarry substance after a while. Cresote is unburnt carbon buildup. If you see this on your smoker, grill, build you a hot fire in your grill and do away with it. It is unburnt fuel and that adheres to your grill.
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