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Hi, my name is Dale from east central Florida and this is my first time ever posting anything online, so I hope I don't screw this up. I'm a long time ECB smoker and have turned out some pretty good 'Q over the years. After a long time pining for one, I have finally gotten a stick burner. I have a Brinkmann Cimarron, which is a small but heavy gage (1/4" steel) offset. I think Brinkmann makes these in the old Oklahoma Joe's factory. Anyway, I love it so far. I turned out 3 awesome butts (and some ABT's) on the 4th and have also done some ribs and fish. The experience gained from the ECB has really helped me hit the ground running with the offset. I have a question for the experts, though. How often do you clean the smoke chamber (meat area) of your offset? And what method do you use? If I treat it like my coffee cup, I'd just let the gunk build up forever.

Blushing Crow
post #2 of 18
Welcome to smf Blushing Crow. You're supposed to clean the smoke chamber? Actually, the only thing I clean is the grates. I fire up the gasser and throw the grates on and cook everything off. Easy way to get them clean.
post #3 of 18
Welcome Crow. Glad ypur here. Feel free to show off the q-view.
post #4 of 18
Welcome Crow! good to have ya aboard, and congrats on the step up in smokers.

I'd think the rare power wash out would be good enough. Clean the grates of food residue, etc. But ya don't want to shine them..they will rust up. Unless they are stainless, but even then no need to polish 'em.
post #5 of 18
Welcome to SMF! Enjoy the forums!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 18
Welcome to SMF from another Floridian. I'm on the east coast of FL in Volusia county so hopefully I'll see your TBS flow my way on a nice day!

Glad ya joined us, lots of stuff here to fill your mind with and tons of friendly folks. biggrin.gif
post #7 of 18
Welcome to another Floridian.
post #8 of 18
CLEAN it ??? not cleanin mine is how I sealed the leaks !!!PDT_Armataz_01_15.gif
post #9 of 18
Welcome to SMF Dale. I clean my offset regularly, after I assembled it to get the stickers off. Most of what gets in it are oils and fats. I just rub them around with an old towel every now and them. It helps keep the rust away. I do clean the grate before each use with a wire brush, but I don't think I have ever cleaned the wire brush (had it 4 years now).
post #10 of 18
Welcome to SMF from yet another Floridian. Theres lot of good info and recipes to be found here. Congrats on the new smoker. Have fun and happy smoking
post #11 of 18
Glad you've found the best smokin' site on Mother Earth. You're past your first post!
post #12 of 18
Welcome to the SMF Dale!!
post #13 of 18
Just think of the crud buildup as insulation. It runs very efficiently that way.
post #14 of 18
Welcome aboard Dale, Am I talking to myself? Two Dales in Florida, this could get scarey. Clean the grates and once a year give em all agood going over.
post #15 of 18
Hey and welcome to the forums... cleanup? About all I do is the racks (they get a good cleaning after each smoke), and wipe off certain areas in my GOSM that seem to collect grease. And the water pan gets a cleaning and new foil wrapper... wink.gif
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post #17 of 18
Welcome to the forum Dale, we're glad to have you here.
post #18 of 18
welcome to smf, not sure where i found it but i bought a grate brush 8" wide, makes quick work a brushin them off. when done brushin take paper towel with oo and wipe down, change waterpan foillike jo says and let temp do the rest. at least that what i do.
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