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12-12-2015, 02:57 PM
Read many Lang owners leave grease drain open,besides draining grease are there other benefits?

12-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Not just lang owners do this. I never found any smoke or heat coming out if it so didn't see a reason to close it off. I do steam clean my Lang quite often so I leave it open in case i forget.

Joe Black
12-12-2015, 07:04 PM
On my smoker (not a Lang), I leave the drain open at all times. When I'm cooking, I hang a small bucket below it. When I'm steam cleaning it, I have a 10' piece of PVC pipe that routes the water into the shrubbery. Hope this has been some help. Joe

12-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Besides draining grease? Doesn't lower temps in chamber?

12-12-2015, 08:18 PM
No reason to close any grease drain valve, I really see no reason to put a valve on it at all really.

No, won't lower temps, not nearly a large enough opening...

Ribeye Republic
12-12-2015, 08:21 PM
On our big Klose it is always open when cooking.

12-12-2015, 08:30 PM
On my Lang I always leave the drain valve open.

BBQ Bandit
12-12-2015, 08:49 PM
The beauty of a Lang is the radiant heat coming from the steel itself - including the full length baffle that promotes the amount of level heat. The drain itself doubles as a safety vent. .. reducing the risk of a grease fire.

12-12-2015, 10:09 PM
I Always leave the valve open on my Langs.
Don't forget to clean this area also as over time you can get grease built up.

12-12-2015, 10:38 PM
Neither one of my stick burners has a valve on the drain. I just hang a coffee can on the hook over the drain to catch the grease as it drains out.

12-13-2015, 05:06 AM
Leaving it open also allows fresh air to circulate thru the cooker when not in use to keep mold/nasty stuff from forming and helping to dry out the inside of the cooker.

12-13-2015, 07:35 AM
I also always leave it open for all the reasons stated above.