Cleaning the grates

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by leeman, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. leeman

    leeman Smoke Blower

    I've had my offset smoker for a couple of years now.

    Before using it, I take the grates off and scrub them and coat in Pam.

    Is this what everyone does ?

    -- Lee
     
  2. leeman

    leeman Smoke Blower

    Don't think I've ever gotten my smoker up that high. Do you open the damper all the way to get it that hot ?

    -- Lee
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I give them a quick scrape when I am done cooking when I remember to do it........if not, then a quick scrape on start up. I don't generally bump the temps up unless they are particularly bad.
     
  4. bearmoe

    bearmoe StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    I clean out my ash box, and I have a separate fire pit where I start a nice wood fire and burn off the grates. I leave the interior seasoned...
     
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I tie mine on a rope and drag around the back 40 a few spins than wash-works great.I do flip 1/2 way
     
  6. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Tex said:)

    Although, while hot, I also will spray a gentle coat of water when the cast grates are real hot, and most of the gunk loosens and steams off, a little brush, and all done. When they need it, which isn't too often, or before I will be grilling, I always oil them with leftover deep fry oil:)
     
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    do you do the back flip like carl or front flip
     
  8. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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