uds got soaked.....what now?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by tito, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. tito

    tito Fire Starter

    so I forgot to cover up my uds this weekend after smoking some ribs......it has rained all week, now in the bottom of my uds I have a mixture of rainwater/charcoal ash.  basically sluge. 

    what woudl you do? 

    I am thinking of putting some charcoal in to warm it up and dry it out then cleaning out the bottom, and then re-seasoning it. 

    other than dont' forget to cover it up after using it......what would you do to clean it up? 
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tip it on it's side and hose it out. Use a bin or bucket to catch the sludge if you don't want a mess on the ground or don't have a spot where it wouldn't matter to you if it hit the ground (prop up the bottom end, raised slightly above the top/catchment while rinsing out). Don't really think a re-season would be necessary, though, but your call on that.

  3. Yeah you can just spray it out. I spray mine out about every 5 cooks on it just to get rid of the nasty stuff in the bottom since i dont use a water pan. Havnt had any probs.

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