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Unusual Grease Build up in Weber Kettle

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    Unusual Grease Build up in Weber Kettle

    I've been a Weber Kettle user for years. This year I've had an unusually high build up of grease in the cooker. I've had to do a major cleaning about once a month. I'm cooking the same things I always cook--chicken, steak (rib-eye, tri-tip), one rib cook, burgers, pork loins.

    It has been a cool, wet summer here in the Chicago area. I'm using it about half as much as I normally use it because of the frequent rain.

    Any thoughts?

    #2
    Sounds to me like you're cooling off the kettle after the cook is over more quickly than you used to. Possibly due to the weather or just a minor change in your technique. Is this possible?

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    • Reds Fan 5
      Reds Fan 5 commented
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      Yes, that is quite possible. I will pay attention to it the next few cooks. Thanks!

    #3
    Speaking of, I forgot to put some foil on the coal grate under my brisket....what a mess I have now.

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    • David Parrish
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      Pour leftover charcoal ash onto the greasy parts before your next cook. The ash will soak up the grease.

    #4
    In my area, there's a lot more humidity this year in previous years. This tends to affect my equipment. I normally close everything up when the food comes off the grill/smoker. Lately I've been burning the residue off longer than usual. Something to consider..

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