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Old 12-28-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default the best way to clean inside your smoker?

clean everything sides,doors,walls is there a secret i just use a hoes and spray it out but all the sut is in there and want it gone if i scrape would i ned to reseason. thx for the help
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:19 PM   #2
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I hot mine with a rosebud to dry it out and use a wire brush occasionally. A little seasoning never hurt anyone though.

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #3
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I watched this the other day (Thanks to Barbefunkoramaque)

it works. I cleaned mine the other day like this.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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clean a smoker??? not sure what tha means...

What I mean to say is that I usually just let the stuff build up a little on the lid and scrape it off when it starts to flake.

For grease and drippings I usually just use a putty knife to scrap it all out when it's cold... cant remember ever taking a hose to a smoker, but I'm a lil' wierd too...

For the weber kettle I use my weed burner to burn off some of the stuff that doesn't hit the drip pan, if I do it every time it doesn't build up to the "flaming kettle of death" level...

Also, it might help to know what kind of smoker you're cleaning out...
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
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black dog bbq- ive done mine like that before didnt seem to work to well i dont think mine was 300 deg. neither ive got 2 pits 120gal 0n a trailer and a 300 gal ona trailer nothing as big as his he made it look so simple also. thx for the video much enjoyed
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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I use a product called greased lighting and a power washer then heat it up dry it out and reseason.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:24 PM   #7
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I use a wide putty knife to get rhe grease buildup about once a yr. Power wash the food grates now annd then and reseason
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #8
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
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Do a high heat cook.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by NorthwestBBQ View Post
Do a high heat cook.
I thought you said you were coming over to clean out my smokers for me.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #11
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:02 AM   #12
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I'm confused...I clean the racks and that is I missing something?
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:03 AM   #13
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Aside from removing occasional accumulated grease and carbon build up, there's really nothing else you need to do...
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:16 AM   #14
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I've taken grates to car wash and sprayed them. Greased lightning in yellow botttle cleans about anything.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:04 AM   #15
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Pressure washer every couple of months.We cook alot and have plates.
2" drain valve .Get it hot and drain.
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