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    Rusty Weber Smoker

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping someone can help me. I opened up my weber smoker this morning to a very unpleasant surprise. The whole inside including the grates are covered in flaky rust and I'm not sure what to do?? First thing is, i don't know how it got so rusty, and second, how the heck am I supposed to clean it to make sure it gets back to a "normal" state for hygenic smoking?

    Does anyone have any recommendations of help?

    THANKS!

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    Check out Chris' video:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Correll View Post
    Check out Chris' video:

    Thanks for sharing this Bob. I wish mine looked like that, but it has a flaky brown corrosion look all over it inside. The rusty flaky corrosion is even caked on the grates and the grate holders inside the smoker.

    Is a burn out necessary, or do you think i should contact Weber.

    Thanks for your help!

    Cheers

    Andrew

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    Using water during cooks will sometimes create this rusty looking residue, and it can be all over the inside.
    I would brush off what you can, do a hot dry burn, and brush again.

    edit to add, if you do use water, it's best to empty any water left in it as soon as it cools down.
    Last edited by Bob Correll; 09-14-2018 at 06:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Correll View Post
    ...if you do use water, it's best to empty any water left in it as soon as it cools down.
    it's best NOT to use water(period).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Lampe View Post
    it's best NOT to use water(period).
    What Jim said.
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    Thanks all! I’ll give it a try and let you know the outcome.

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