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Cleaning out my RF Smoker

richard cameron

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I came up with an easy way to clean out the sludge in my Reverse Flow Smoker.  I bought a hoe at a yard sale for two dollars.  I then took a piece of cardboard and traced the curvature of my smoker on to it.  This became the template that I copied on to the hoe.  Next it was off to the grinder where I grinded the hoe to match the curvature of my smoker.  With the long handle of the hoe, it was easy to reach to the end of my 48” smoker.   

 

SmokinAl

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Looks like a good idea!

I never get any sludge in mine, I just steam clean it after each smoke.

It takes about 1 minute. I run it up to 350 & spray the inside with water.

Everything runs out the drain in the bottom & the steam cleans everything.

After about 1/2 hour it's all dry & clean inside.

Al
 

richard cameron

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Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately my smoker is not located in an area where stem cleaning is an option. 
 

richard cameron

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Looks like a good idea!

I never get any sludge in mine, I just steam clean it after each smoke.

It takes about 1 minute. I run it up to 350 & spray the inside with water.

Everything runs out the drain in the bottom & the steam cleans everything.

After about 1/2 hour it's all dry & clean inside.

Al
Al,

I finally figured how to put a nipple in the drain valve.  I attached a hose to it, and ran it under the fence out to the front yard.  I now have a clean smoker thanks to you.
 

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