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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
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    Default Mildew in Ugly Drum

    I haven't smoked anything in my Ugly Drum smoker for about 4 months. I was getting ready to smoke my ritual Turkey on the Ugly Drum. I pulled the lid off and it was covered in Mildew. Besides not using it is there a way or reason for the mildew in the smoker? I just gave it a bath and re-seasoned it. The turkey turned out great. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2012
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    Dude! check this out: I posted this after being on vacation last summer. The smoker had been Idle for about a month. Nasty. Good thing I have a 2500 psi power washer! It looked like I was growing my own antibiotics. I guess presence of the residual fat, humidity and temp. generated my contamination. I am much more vigilant about cleaning out my smoker now.

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    BellFab custom offset, Hasty Bake Legacy 131, Ozark Oak Lump and local native hardwoods.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
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    Buford Ga
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    Burn it out .get the ugly drum super hot as you can get it ,Let it cook till fire burn's out .Then your done with the mildew.The hotter the better.
    LOve to grill and eat .
    The balck oval primos x tr lrg
    Steve

    4% of something that tastes like nothing is probably not needed.

  4. #4
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    Apr 2008
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    Tulsa
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    Definitely have had that happen over the last few years. The biggest cause to me is when moisture gets in (I store mine outside) so when I got a better cover for them the problem stopped happening. (even with a long period between runs)

    I used a kettle cover that goes low enough to hopefully prevent water getting in via the lower lip.
    Glen
    Large Charcoal Vertical & UDS
    Blue Thermopen
    www.coltecconsulting.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NE PA
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    The lesson to be learned here is don't go 4 months with out smoking in your drum!
    4 Home built UDS
    Brinkman s-n-p converted to vertical

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Tulsa
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    True Dat Slim Jim!


    Glen
    Large Vertical Charcoal w/ BBQ guru
    3 UDS (one built by BBQ Bubba)
    Superfast thermopen
    KCBS CBJ
    Glen
    Large Charcoal Vertical & UDS
    Blue Thermopen
    www.coltecconsulting.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    5

    Default Mildew solution

    Since making the thread back in 2013 I have been leaving the smoke vent exhaust open and my ball valve open. I haven't had trouble with mildew since. Strange but it is working.

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