Brown residue in firebox help

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by clbraddock, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. clbraddock

    clbraddock Newbie


    I have recently been using a Yoder offset smoker. I have developed an issue with residue in the firebox. The interior of the firebox has a normal black color, but when I try to wipe it down I get smears of a brown residue that wasn't visible prior to wiping. This problem is only in the firebox - the cooking chamber is seasoned and has not has any issues. Im thinking it is possibly creosote, but am unsure. Is there a good way to remove this? Water somewhat works, but I am reluctant to wet down the firebox due to rust concerns. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. No worries in is normal it is from combustion process.
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Let that stuff build up. It will eventually start to peel and fall down into the fire. Who in the heck cleans the firebox?

    Hello.... OCD. Hahaha....
  4. clbraddock

    clbraddock Newbie

    Yeah, I might just be being to ocd about it. The smoker was really expensive for my budget so Im just paranoid to make sure I'm taking care of it properly. 

    If you guys don't think it is an issue, I won't worry about it.


    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014

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