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Old 02-06-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default cleaning a reverse flow pit

My current horizontal cooker is a NBBD which I've fitted with tuning plates. After a cook,
the tuning plates are covered in grease and heavy blotches of goo baked on. I take them
out and use a (very) inexpensive electric pressure washer to knock the stuff off them as well as the grills, works great.

My next pit is going to be a horizontal with reverse flow (R/F) plate welded in. Won't be able to remove the plate for cleaning.

How exactly do you clean your pit after cooking?

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Old 02-06-2010, 07:51 AM   #2

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I pull my racks out, and use a commercial power washer.

Dont wear your good clothes as im covered in grease when im done cleaning.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:52 AM   #3
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Lang smokers (reverse flow) have a built-in grease channel along the center of the r/f plate, and drops thru a grease drain tube. You can just make it out... its just in front of the left rear leg. Just remove the grates and scrape thru the grease channel after every use and oil up periodicly.

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