Yeah another rookie question here! Back when I just grilled food - direct heat - prior to getting my first smoker couple of months ago, when I would take the food off I would take a wire brush and scrape the cooking grate surface good while it was still very hot. Now I am smoking in an offset, and temps do not get real high like they did with direct heat. I picked up some Weber grill wipes the other day, guess I could put some hot coals in the cook chamber after the smoke, and get the grates hot and use them - kind of hate to do it that way though. Just curious how others clean their cooking grates? I can take out and try to wash in sink with dishwashing liquid, but due to their size that is difficult and can be messy. Appreciate any tips!