Keeping it clean

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gtnmudy, May 11, 2016.

  1. gtnmudy

    gtnmudy Newbie

    I got a upright electric smoker. I am trying to get some ideas on how to keep it clean. 

    the bottom is getting funky from the meat dripping when smoking.

    I tried aluminum foil on the bottom rack to catch the drippings (worked great) but it blocks the heat and caused the meat on the outter edges of the upper rack to burn.

    Blocking the heat and concentrating it up the walls of the smoker.

    Could put the foil under the burner, but then I get drippings on top of the wood chip container.

    Any other ideas??
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    More info needed what smoker do u have

    Richie
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The MES Units like I use have a full width water pan in the bottom, above the heat.

    We just cover the Water Pan with foil, and change it whenever it gets real bad.

    It's not a good idea to put water in a water pan in an Electric Smoker anyway.

    I also cover the bottom of the smoker with foil.

    Bear
     
  4. gtnmudy

    gtnmudy Newbie

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yea that I cover every thing on the bottom and use foil pans under my meats or veggies

    Richie

    Don't forget to stop by Bears Place

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/159333/bears-step-by-step-index#post_1149932
     

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