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Offline PrairieSailor

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Very disturbing sight last night
« on: July 18, 2012, 07:15:25 am »
Howdy,

My last smoking was almost 2 months ago, and last night I decided to check out the smoker in preparation for this weekend.  I opened the door and found all sorts of small flying bugs...something like a fruit fly.  I was horrified :o  The V tray, and pan had been cleaned after the last use, but I guess there was still enough build-up inside to attract bugs.  Now I don't know what to do.  Should I clean EVERYTHING and try to sterilize?  God, I don't even want to think how much work it will be cleaning all the walls. 

I was so disgusted I don't know what to think!  Food and bugs....yuk!

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 07:22:50 am »

I'd put the racks/pan/v-tray/bowl in the dishwasher, and then wipe down the walls and door with a vinegar/water solution.   Don't use EZ-Off or anything like that.

Get the door seal and around the bottom as well.

Fire it up as hot as it will go and re-season it again before use.

Next time you close it up for a while, make sure the vent is closed, or cover it with something to keep the critters out...

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 07:24:25 am »
Ditto with Pat

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 07:38:17 am »
Ditto with Pat and Rick.

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 09:03:54 am »
What they said
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Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 09:06:29 am »
They'll just add a little protein.....eat'em up


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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 01:26:14 pm »
Use it more often and that wont happin.  ;D

I'll go back to my corner now.






Oh Ya,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what Squirt said.

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 02:20:31 pm »
agrees with the above, and if you  have a  steam cleaner, might hit it with it as well as added cleaning

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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 08:35:49 pm »
agrees with the above, and if you  have a  steam cleaner, might hit it with it as well as added cleaning
ditto what he said and what they said. I keep mine in the corner in the kitchen. No bugs and we catch a whiff off it once in a while which we love.
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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 09:12:32 pm »
Ditto what all dem other profeshuuunuls said...

And wipe the outside down with pure vanilla extract (flying critters HATE that stuff).
The effect wears off in about an hour, but they won't get anywhere near it while it's fresh.
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Re: Very disturbing sight last night
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 12:38:29 pm »
Ditto what all dem other profeshuuunuls said...

And wipe the outside down with pure vanilla extract (flying critters HATE that stuff).
The effect wears off in about an hour, but they won't get anywhere near it while it's fresh.

Very interesting...good to know!

Thanks guys, I've put the racks, tray, etc through the sanitize run in the dishwasher and cleaned the rest a bit.  I haven't wiped the actual walls, hoping when I heat it up nicely it will kill anything else.

Just not a good feeling!