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Advice Please


Fire Starter
Joined Jul 3, 2006
Does anyone have some good advice on frequency and types of cleaning supplies you utilize on your smokers?


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Jun 20, 2006
I just use oven cleaner my wife picks up at the $.99 store. Does a good job on getting the gunk off the racks. The buildup of grease on the inside I look upon as being seasoning.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jul 17, 2005
Hey, Bob! Welcome to all of our back yards!

I generally clean my racks and the body of my smokers with an orange based cleaner. Then I wash the racks again in Dawn. I don't get too fussy with the grease pan except to empty it and wash it out a bit with hot water.

Hope this helps!


Fire Starter
Joined Jul 3, 2006
Monty and Gary,

Thanks for the quick tips.

BTW: Ribs I did over the fourth were delicious!!

Over the 4th, I modified my propane smoker with a Ranco ETC controller and a solenoid to keep the temp dead on 220F plus or minus whatever diff I want. Works like a charm. No more worrying about long cook times and lack of water in the pan to control temp.

I am starting to get interested in purchasing a wood/ charcoal / pellet smoker. I am looking to spend $500 or so.
what does everyone recomend?

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