New from OHIO

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lom2638, May 22, 2016.

  1. lom2638

    lom2638 Newbie

    Since I was a kid I was always fascinated by fire and smoke, so after playing college ball I set out to become a fireman. As if I didn't have enough fire and smoke in my life a few years back I got into meat smoking. I started out on a cheapo vertical propane smoker. It did the job for a few years, turned out some great meals. It has since been laid to rest after a giant oak tree fell square on top of it. I replaced that smoker with an Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn offset smoker. Just got it assembled and sealed up tight and was getting ready to clean and season it. But I have ran into a problem.

    My problem is that the inside of the smoker has some sort of "glue"??? Stuck all over it that I can't seam to break down and clean it. I want to make sure all of that is gone before I smoke my first meal on it.

    I was tossing around the idea of laying a bed of charcoal on the lower grates of the smoking chamber to burn it all off. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome to you, congratulations on that new smoker.

    I can't answer your question 'cause I don't know enough about it.

    If someone that knows more about it doesn't happen along soon

    just jump right out into the forums and ask, you'll get answers.

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum.

    I've never seen a problem quite like yours.

    But I would think that firing up the smoker & running it as hot as you can would burn off just about anything in there.

    Maybe someone with a better idea will be along soon.


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