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    This is the easiest way I have found to safely clean my charcoal bowl. I use a composite shim that you can find at any hardware store. It really works good once the edges have rounded off.


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    interesting. never seen that. now i gotta get another toy.
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    Great idea Tim!
    I have a bunch of them sittin in the gang-box and would of never thought of that tip

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    I like that !!!
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    i've been using 80 cent plastic putty knives

    they work great

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    Plastic putty knife.

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    That was my question. Do the shims work any better than a cheap plastic putty knife?
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    Snip the corners off a plastic putty knife to match the curve of the kettle.
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    Remember that charcoal igniter fluid that you don't use since you started using a chimney? If you saturate the inside kettle walls from about the food grate down, and stand back to get it lit safely, it does a great job of burning the crud off, and is kind of fun to watch too.

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    I just use a 1x2 and cut a 45 deg angle on it...

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