Originally Posted by Brickguy221
I clean mine every time I use the Smoker
That's very smart and very quick of you. It took me over 3 years to figure out I was getting carbon and grease buildup inside the top vent. I also think that what made the vent sticky this last time was what I was smoking. I dried dry brining two sockeye salmon fillets and after I finished I saw and smelled sticky residue inside the smoker, on the drip pan and foil, the racks below where the salmon was, and inside the top vent. As I wrote, once the smoker cooled the vent was sliding open and closed easily. I still cleaned the inside of it and wiped down the inside of the smoker.