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September 1, 2008
11:43 am
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July 20, 2008

I am beginning to ge things ready for the end of the summer.  I am sorry to say that I will not be using my smoker in the winter.  Does anyone winterize their smoker?  How do I clean the grate, the catch area under the grates?  Does anyone do anything special to prepare and help thier smoker survive the hibernation over the winter.  Thank you


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September 3, 2008
9:17 am
Big Dan
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June 26, 2008

Well, living in Phoenix I use mine year 'round.  But that doesn't answer your question.

You want to clean the inside using a good barbeque degreaser.  Once that is done, remove any visible rust inside and out.  Depending upon the condition of the exterior, you may want to paint it using a paint designed for high heat (Rustoleum makes a paint specifically for barbeques) -- DO NOT PAINT ANY INTERIOR SURFACES.  Brush all interior surfaces with a coating of cooking oil.

If the smoker will be exposed to the elements over the winter, you definitely want to cover it -- either make a cover or purchase one.  That should do iit.

Is there a reason you won't be using yours over the winter?  A lot of 'que fanatics in winter climes purchase a water heater blanket (basically, a piece of insulation designed to wrap around a water heater -- typically sold in cold weather areas).  You wrap your smoker with it while cooking in the cold winter months and voila!  Perfect 'que all year 'round.

Big Dan

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