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Old 07-12-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Mold in my smoker

I just noticed what appears to be some form of white mold on the brickwork inside my smoke house. I only run it a couple of times a year and with all the rain we've had, I guess it's getting a little humid in there.

Any suggestions as to methods of removal?

I'd like to stay away from bleach if I can. Kind of hoping the acid in cider vinegar would do the trick.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:55 AM   #2
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Lighter fluid and burn it out, then re season it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:11 AM   #3
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Water hose wash it down real good. Pressure should remove the mold and smut build up. Let dry and re-season with a good hot fire. No need for chemicals.

Do not use lighter fluid on that brick. It will smell like gasoline for a long time.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:35 AM   #4
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I missed the brick part, yea no fluid.
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you can also steam it off - depending on what type of steamer you have, a smokehouse might take a while


https://www.amazon.com/VASTORE-Light...r+for+cleaning


This is what I use on my pellet smoker and my Webber Genesis
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I scrape out any mold. Then run the smoker hot for a bit.
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Not sure how hot you can get your smoker. But with my Kamado you get the heat up as high as possible and let it go for a couple of hours. That's the recommended way to clean a Kamado, it might work for you as well.

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The smoker is home made out of brick and redwood fence pickets, so hot is a relative term. I've had it as high as 275°, but due to the location of the firebox the place where I found the mold isn't seeing near that temp. Scrubbing it with hot water would be the best option I guess. Wish I had installed a drain in the floor now.

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I would be very leery of using anything other than water, fire/heat.

Is there room to use a pressure washer where the mold is?
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I can get a pressure washer wand in there, then it's just a matter of getting the water out of the smoker. Concrete floor without any thought of drainage when I built it
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