Re: Big Chief Smoker Cleaning
I was just "gifted" an ol big chief and evicted the rodent residents, so it needed cleaning. After the shop vac and some soapy water, I fired up my propane weed burner on low and slowly went over the whole inside. The thick buildup of old sugars and fish oil burned/bubbled up like a marshmallow in a fire and easily brushed off with a wire brush. racks soaked in the sink and through the dishwasher turned out good. The torch sterylized the smoker too,....any smoker stored in a garage or shed is a mouse magnet so I feel it was a great idea. Start to finish, took about an hour. A couple pans of chips run through it will season it well.