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cleaning the smoke chamber

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by tpope, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. hello everyone

    After probably 100 hours of smoking time I've got a pretty good layer
    of shiny smoke buildup on my smokin pit does any one clean it off or just leave it alone?

    Thanks Todd
  2. bob-bqn

    bob-bqn Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That is called seasoning and it is desirable. A smoker is seasoned by several thin layers of oil & smoke. You’ll only need to clean build-up of ash, grease, and/or drippings in the bottom of your smoker to keep oils & drippings from turning rancid or ashes from rusting out your pit.
  3. Thanks Bob-BQN
    Thats kind of what I thought , but figured I'd
    ask anyway
  4. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What ever you do, do let let the meat touch the sides of your smoker with it. It is very bitter and can easily ruin a perfectly good batch of meat