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Grease fire.

Postby JustinCouch » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:57 pm

I had my first grease fire with the weber last night. As usual I was about to put some thighs on. In the time frame of dumping the coals and walking to the kitchen to get the thighs I had a flaming inferno. I knew I had a problem the other day when my lower vents were grease and ash clogged and frozen up. Me being lazy I didn't address the problem then. I guess I need to get some degreaser and some hot water and fix this. I wish this thing had the old style vent wheels. I gotta start using drip pans.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:10 pm

how bout a sheet of foil and then dispose when necessary and replace :dont: :?:
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Postby JustinCouch » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:22 pm

Are you talking about putting tinfoil down under the meat and around the parameter of the lower half of the grill?
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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:09 pm

Yes, NOW, was your grease fire from today's cook or from grease from the past??
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Been a while since I’ve had one (knock on wood). Cooked a mess of the tablitas from the Mexican market once. Next time I fired it up I had a nice little bonfire :) I just let it burn itself out and scraped off what was left.

As far as the foil, my only concern is blocking airflow.


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Re: Grease fire.

Postby JustinCouch » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:55 pm

The fire was from a concoction of pork,chicken,and beef grease mixed with ash into a substance that burns hotter than the surface of the sun. I didn't think about all the indirect cooks I have done since I got this thing. I think I might try to pressure wash it next week. In putting it off because of work schedule. I get off before the shop closes next week.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:20 pm

Just a guess on my part but it sure seems the better part of valor to burn it off instead of pressure washing :dont: :dont: :dont: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:50 pm

I do use a drip pan when I’m cooking offset or using the Slow ‘N Sear. Also when I’m grilling I leave the vents open when I finish cooking to it will burn off any gunk.



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Re: Grease fire.

Postby TexMike » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:10 pm

I had a fire in the offset one time. I learned my lesson. That sucker was burning like a jet engine! :whiteflag:
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Postby Boots » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:25 am

The stouter varieties of vinegar like apple cider are good for cutting grease.
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby Txdragon » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:58 pm

Woah!! JC, all those drip pans and foil liner tricks. Too much to bother with. The grease will eventually take care of itself like it just did!! :laughing7:
Ok. Joke aside, got it outta my system! Glad nobody was injured!
Gotta get that squared away at least once a week, depending on usage. I'd probably clean up every other cook, if I'm cooking lots of chicken.


Boots wrote:The stouter varieties of vinegar like apple cider are good for cutting grease.


^^ That right there. Golden advice. Definitely use some sort of catch pan or foil at least as well.
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby JustinCouch » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:35 am

I have been used to using an old homemade grill and cooking direct heat. The homemade grill didn't have moving parts on the bottom of it. I started doing an every other time clean out.
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby Arto » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:57 am

I'm going to be making a drip pan out of a thick alum cookie sheet for my Pit Boss 820. I'm thinking 4 bolts for legs to hold it off the round drip guard. Should work, just have to get time to make it
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Re: Grease fire.

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

Also a "small" cookie cooling rack under your cookie sheet would keep you from having to drill bolt holes :dont:
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