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Some Guides On Fixing Problems On Using Offset Smokers

Some people asked me to make some guidance for some problems that many people have on using offset smoker.  Using an offset smoker is actually pretty easy to do. It is almost similar to what you done on using another smoker. Most of people know about this case, but when they are running into some problems, they do not know how to fix it or how to make it works.  People who got this problem seem to happen to people who are not familiar with this thing. I also got the same problem when I was using this smoker for the first time.

Talking about the problem on this smoker, there are some categories that we have to know. First, we got the simple problem where you just need some treatment in order to fix it. Here you do not need to buy anything to fix it. Second is the tough problem, here you might have to replace some pars or components in order to fix it.  So, to make it easier for you to fix some problems that you got on using this product, here are some problems and the solutions for it.

Getting Rid Of Rust

This case is happened to lot of smoker after they have been used for many years. This case is pretty normal especially if you have the inexpensive one where the material is considerably not really that good. For this case the solution is pretty simple.  Here, you just need to clean of your rust spots with some cleaning tools in order to get rid all of your rusts. Then, after you think that all of the areas are cleaned, you have to paint it with some anti-heat temperature paint. Do not paint it with just a normal paint because they cannot handle a serious heat and your rust would keep coming if you do this thing.

The next one that you might need to repair is the grill grate.  Grill grate is actually pretty tough to be cleaned. For this case there are two solutions that you could choose. First, you do not have to do anything besides replace it with the new one or you could sand blasted on any automotive where is no guarantee that it would be completed clean. That are the choices that you could choose.

Leaking Smokes From The Lid

The case is not only happened to the old smoker, but also the new one. If you got this problem after you just use it for a month then I really suggest you to get the replacement. But, if you have your old smoker and you got this problem. Then, to solve of this problem you can seal of your lids with some high temperatures material such as silicone or gasket. Fix anything that you want to seal the leak as long as it has pretty good endurance on handling heat. There are so many choices that you could fix. Gasket from Nomex for example is able to resist the heat for more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grill Grate Is Not Big Enough

Sometimes we really want to make a big party where we need to make some smoke pork or ribs. Doing this thing is actually pretty easy, but sometimes we find that our grill grate is not enough to fit of that food. There is no solution than buying of new rack for this case.  There are so many goods rack that you could depend for problem.  That is the only solution that you could depend for this case. You actually cut could it for some slices, but it is not going to be good.

Struggling On Maintaining The Heat

There are two easy solutions for this case. First, you just have to use non fiber glass blanket on your lid chamber in order for stabilizing the heat or you could just line up of your firebrick before of the preheating process.  I personally prefer to use of the blanket since it is working nicely. Sometimes just line up of your firebrick before the preheating is not working.

The Temperature Is Varied Between Each Side

You could install of baffle made sheet to solve of this problem.  I got this solution from one of my friend and it works nicely to maintain the temperature. You could try this kind of thing to see if it works for you.

Final Thought

Fixing some of problems could be tough and easy. There are many solutions where you could not just fix it by yourself and need to have the replacement for it.  I have got some experience on fixing some smoke hollow smoker and that is why I want to share this problem. Thank you for seeing this article and I hope it could solve your problem.