Ive been told for a while not to clean my BBQ Pitt. Ive been told you want the bbq pitt to build flavor. Ive never clean the walls of my pitt. I bought my smoker from Lang Smokers and they tell you not to clean the walls so it builds flavor. Well I took the Jacks Old South Cooking Class this past weekend and they clean their pit after every use with a pressure washer.
I heard that and was surprised. In the same class was two BBQ Teams from BBQ Pit-Masters and I ask them how they cleaned their pitt and they wait they pressure wash their pit as well. They get all that stuff on the walls of the smoker off.
I look inside Myron Mixon Smokers and they were all super cleaned. I ask them and they said thats the way they do it and they do contest with new bbq pits and win contest. They don't believe in the walls of the smoker building flavor. They clean all that stuff that builds on the walls off. We are talking about the biggest name in bbq here and he cleans his smokers with a pressure washer. My walls of my smoker are full of all kinds of flavor if thats what you want to call it.
If the pros clean their bbq pits super clean it must be the Right Way ~ Im kind of thinking Ive been doing it Wrong. I was told never to use a pressure washer on my smoker because it would remove all the flavor. Well Myron Mixon is the biggest name in bbq so Im sure he know a thing or two. Im going to clean my smoker a lot more Cleaner moving forward.