Cleaning smoker??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bowhunter3290, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. bowhunter3290

    bowhunter3290 Smoke Blower

    After each cook I clean firebox and scrap off the grates and baffles, is that all I should do? Do I need to go into any other details. Yesterday was my third cook on it and I did take baffles out and wipe grease out of it. I do have the Oklahoma Joe highland thank you everyone
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Sounds to me like what your doing is perfect.

    I run my Lang up to 350 after a smoke & spray some water on the grates & RF plate.

    This gives it a nice steam cleaning.

    But I have a water drain in the bottom, to get the excess water out.

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  3. I like to take everything out after each cook and clean it up.  Vacuum out the firebox (after it's cooled, of course), pull the grates and let them soak in hot soapy water before cleaning and get all the grease out of the bottom of the cook chamber.  That can be a nasty place for harmful goo to grow if you don't clean it out shortly after you've cooked, and you may be flirting with some good ol' gastro issues if you leave it in there for multiple cooks:  especially if you're talking days or weeks between cooks.  Recommend putting some type of drain valve in the lowest point of the cook chamber--it will make that part of your clean up much easier when you can simply open a valve and collect all the drippings, versus trying to get that stuff out of the top.
  4. bowhunter3290

    bowhunter3290 Smoke Blower

    The oklahoma joe has a drip hole maybe 3/4" i cant remember the size, but I do get the grease out after a big cook like the pulled pork, ribs and chicken never really did anything 

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