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Do You Guys Spray Your Racks w/Something Non-Stick?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ostrichsak, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. ostrichsak

    ostrichsak Meat Mopper

    I'm curious if I should be or not.  I've been cooking right on my racks as I was instructed and at first this wasn't an issue.  I clean them when I'm done each time but as they get more 'seasoned' it seems that the bark wants to stick more now.  I'm smoking a pork shoulder now and just went to pull it off at about 178deg and about a 25% chunk of my yummy bark from the side that was down came off the pork and stuck to the grill rack.  I swiftly and deftly scraped it off and grafted it back onto the shoulder but I'm not sure that's ideal.  Do you guys spray Pam or some other non-stick product before placing your meat on them?  I always have a heck of a time prying these off the rack so maybe that's a little pro tip I'm missing out on.
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I always use a Pam type grilling spray on my racks before going into the smoker.  Helps with the "jibbles" of meats left on there for clean up time.

  3. ostrichsak

    ostrichsak Meat Mopper

    Exactly the response I was looking for and quick too.  Next time I'll do this for sure.  Thanks!