Oil/ Tar In New Smoker-help, Please!!

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by xtexan, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    I just purchased a new custom built commercial size smoker. The smoker is awesome (pics to follow). The only problem I have is that there is oil or tar in the smoker/ oven. I asked the builder and he said this is normal as they come from a pipe yard. He said I can just burn the stuff off and I will be safe.

    I just want to hear from you guys that this is an ok method, or is there a solvent i should use???

    Please help!

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd Simple Green it...have access to a power washer or take it to the car wash. mop it with the Green, and give 'er 'ell!

    On edit; THEN cook it out...hot and long...
  3. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just wash it well then start a nice hot fire and it will indeed burn off. To wash just use a cloth and a bucket of soapy water, wouldn't use solvents. Then season it.
  4. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Wash rinse repeat!
  5. xtexan

    xtexan Meat Mopper

    Thanks Gents!!!!!!!!

    There is a burner in the main smoker I would imagine that I should remove that first???
  6. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would because you may damage it.
  7. keywesmoke

    keywesmoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    It'll STINK when you burn it off......warn the neighbors.....

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