my butt is sticking to the grate

Discussion in 'Pork' started by graybeard, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The last 3 smokes I found my butts sticking to the grate and not sure why. Will oil keep this from happening? I do enjoy tasting what's stuck butt it sure messes up a good looking butt! This happens when it's time to wrap that baby up in foil. Kinda strange that I smoked 41 without sticking. I do clean the grates before each smoke but the grates look really good and kinda oily. I put the cap facing down. Come to thing about it I usually apply a think coat of olive oil but I kinda forgot to do it the last few times. (maybe I answerds my own question).

  2. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Might be a good idea to wipe them down with EVOO while they are hot.
  3. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    After I scrape them and give them the wire brush treatment, I'll take a slice or two of fatty bacon and rub it over the hot grates (use tongs). The melting fat cleans the nasty off them and gives them a nice coating prior to laying down the meat.
  4. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Put the fat cap on top.
  5. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Put the fat cap on top.........DANG!![​IMG] I usually do that but I think I forgot.....the last 3 times. Thanks TN_BBQ.
  6. suprfast

    suprfast Meat Mopper

    light spray of pam before you set the meat on the grate works wonders. soemone above mentiond the Rachel Ray "EVOO" wiping too, this will work. I do it on all my grilling.

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