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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by blushing crow, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Hi, my name is Dale from east central Florida and this is my first time ever posting anything online, so I hope I don't screw this up. I'm a long time ECB smoker and have turned out some pretty good 'Q over the years. After a long time pining for one, I have finally gotten a stick burner. I have a Brinkmann Cimarron, which is a small but heavy gage (1/4" steel) offset. I think Brinkmann makes these in the old Oklahoma Joe's factory. Anyway, I love it so far. I turned out 3 awesome butts (and some ABT's) on the 4th and have also done some ribs and fish. The experience gained from the ECB has really helped me hit the ground running with the offset. I have a question for the experts, though. How often do you clean the smoke chamber (meat area) of your offset? And what method do you use? If I treat it like my coffee cup, I'd just let the gunk build up forever.

    TIA,
    Blushing Crow
     
  2. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf Blushing Crow. You're supposed to clean the smoke chamber? Actually, the only thing I clean is the grates. I fire up the gasser and throw the grates on and cook everything off. Easy way to get them clean.
     
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Crow. Glad ypur here. Feel free to show off the q-view.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Crow! good to have ya aboard, and congrats on the step up in smokers.

    I'd think the rare power wash out would be good enough. Clean the grates of food residue, etc. But ya don't want to shine them..they will rust up. Unless they are stainless, but even then no need to polish 'em.
     
  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Enjoy the forums!


    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF from another Floridian. I'm on the east coast of FL in Volusia county so hopefully I'll see your TBS flow my way on a nice day!

    Glad ya joined us, lots of stuff here to fill your mind with and tons of friendly folks. [​IMG]
     
  7. pitbull

    pitbull Fire Starter

    Welcome to another Floridian.
     
  8. CLEAN it ??? not cleanin mine is how I sealed the leaks !!![​IMG]
     
  9. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Dale. I clean my offset regularly, after I assembled it to get the stickers off. Most of what gets in it are oils and fats. I just rub them around with an old towel every now and them. It helps keep the rust away. I do clean the grate before each use with a wire brush, but I don't think I have ever cleaned the wire brush (had it 4 years now).
     
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF from yet another Floridian. Theres lot of good info and recipes to be found here. Congrats on the new smoker. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you've found the best smokin' site on Mother Earth. You're past your first post!
     
  12. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Dale!!
     
  13. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Just think of the crud buildup as insulation. It runs very efficiently that way.
     
  14. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard Dale, Am I talking to myself? Two Dales in Florida, this could get scarey. Clean the grates and once a year give em all agood going over.
     
  15. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Hey and welcome to the forums... cleanup? About all I do is the racks (they get a good cleaning after each smoke), and wipe off certain areas in my GOSM that seem to collect grease. And the water pan gets a cleaning and new foil wrapper... [​IMG]
     
  16. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Dale, we're glad to have you here.
     
  18. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf, not sure where i found it but i bought a grate brush 8" wide, makes quick work a brushin them off. when done brushin take paper towel with oo and wipe down, change waterpan foillike jo says and let temp do the rest. at least that what i do.
     

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