Hello all. I recently got the Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5". I have used it twice, and after each smoke, the whole inside of the smoker was covered with a sticky brown substance, streaked all over it. I had to scrub and scrub and still didn't get 100% of it off. This made clean up after smoking horrible, over an hour. Does anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions for me? Here's some info:
I kept the top vent 1/2 open. The bottom 3 vents were 1/4 open. This maintained 225 degree temp. I used hickory wood chunks purchased from Lowes. I used Stubb's natural charcoal. I also used the Weber lighter cubes, the little white wax looking things to help the charcoal get going. I let them completely burn before beginning the smoke, as per the directions. I can't figure out what's causing this and could use some help.
Thanks so much!