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Dr_KY 08-02-2008 11:33 AM

Advice needed on storage
 
Can I get some advice on the best way to clean , prep and store a smoker / grill for an extended period of time? I have one or two that don't get much action and I would hate to store them away only to find that mold and critters have made a new life in them.

Thanks guys.
Doc

Don Marco 08-02-2008 11:51 AM

Have you considered to sink them in oil ? :biggrin:

I usually to a good cleanup or burnout at high temperatures and then coat the whole thing with a thin layer of vegetable oil.

DM

tonto1117 08-02-2008 12:01 PM

I know your short on storage space where your at....but if all possible store them inside and out of the elements....maybe one of your mates has some room for them?? Good luck.

Dr_KY 08-02-2008 12:42 PM

The shed will have a new roof sometime soon and a new door hung so they will live indoors during the next ten winter months.lol The shed id made from blocks and is only 7X7 but it will work if I store the rest of the junk in the attic.

thillin 08-02-2008 12:48 PM

What cooker are you storing? A good cleaning to remove all ashes and a good drying will help.

Dr_KY 08-02-2008 01:14 PM

The UDS and at some point the Pro Q

thillin 08-02-2008 01:39 PM

Not sure if there is something you can put in them to help eliminate moisture.

You're not gonna que for 10 months?

Dr_KY 08-02-2008 01:45 PM

LMAO!! I'm gonna Q in the rain as always but I wont need to have six cookers going all at once. I'll keep the Pro Q, Weber and the half pint( baby USD) on the move as usual.

I went out today and noticed one of my smokers was starting to 'turn' a bit after not using it for five weeks so I figured I would ask the question now so I'm on top of it.

Bbq Bubba 08-02-2008 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 701552)
The UDS and at some point the Pro Q


Nooooooooooo.......not the drum!!! :eek:

bbqbull 08-02-2008 10:19 PM

Doc, my friend Dave Klose said always try and fire up your smoker once a month to keep it seasoned, even if your not cooking on it.

Hope this helps ya out.

Dr_KY 08-03-2008 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 701960)
Nooooooooooo.......not the drum!!! :eek:

Remember I have two of them. :-D

Jaberwabee 08-03-2008 02:24 AM

I would say, if you are looking for a long period of time for storage, with no real possibility of firing them up every 60 days or so.... I would fire them up with high heat to remove moisture and any grease, so nothing goes rancid. Then coat with a light coat of oil. Then I would put a bowl with a bag of drying agent in the smoker. This sounds gross, but even a bowl full of Tampons, or "napkins" will absorb any moisture before it finds its way to the steel. Just don't have anyone around when you open it for the first time and see you taking them out.

Dr_KY 08-03-2008 03:49 AM

That sounds like a plan. :cool:

TysDad 08-03-2008 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaberwabee (Post 702061)
This sounds gross, but even a bowl full of Tampons, or "napkins" will absorb any moisture before it finds its way to the steel. Just don't have anyone around when you open it for the first time and see you taking them out.


OMG! :eek: How about a couple of disposable diapers instead... they have the dried absorbant gel in them and you don't need a bowl.


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