Pine Rosin removal

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by jonesje81, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. jonesje81

    jonesje81 Newbie

    Help! We loaned out our smoker.  After cooking they decided to use it for warmth and built a large fire in the fire box.  Not knowing what wood they were using (or not caring) they burnt several large pieces of rich-lighter-pine knots.  Now our smoker reeks of pine and we don't have a clue on how to clean it out! 
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Probably your best bet is to burn some hot fires in it using whatever wood you normally use. May take multiple times.
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use a hot and smokey hickory or mesquite fire to hide the smell.  Like Dirtsailor said, may take a few...  

    Is there a build up of creosote from the pine?  Is the borrower gonna split the wood for you?
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I would burn a couple of hot fires in it then hauj it to a car wash and  high pressure soap and rinse a few times . Then build a fire w/ the proper wood and re season it.

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