Longtime reader but first time poster. Big fan of the forum and of John's videos in general. I had a question related to grease flare ups causing thick white smoke during my brisket cook yesterday.
I've read a lot of the forums saying you don't really need to clean the sloroller and I generally just flip the top plate over for my next cook and it stays relatively clean. The problem seems to be the bottom ring, as it is now caked with grease and producing a thick white smoke. I don't use a drip pan and so any drippings that land on the ring or the central plate seem to be causing a lot more acrid smoke then they did in past cooks. I am going to do a high temp burn to clean the rest of the grill, but with the sloroller temp limit I'm not going to keep it in for that. I've seen John's video using the wire drill brush to clean it, has that seemed to work well over time or does anyone else have a different method? I'm not worried about the finish as that shouldn't matter for how the sloroller functions, just want to get everything reasonably clean to prevent those grease flare ups.
Appreciate any and all advice, have really enjoyed the site. Thanks in advance!