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February 24th, 2015, 5:54 pm
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* Abilene ** Abilene *
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Just got the Witchita and was wondering if steam cleaning is recommended. I used method this on my old smoker stole the idea from Lang link removed per agreement and it worked for years... but did not know if this would work for Yoder's

February 24th, 2015, 7:30 pm
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* Wichita ** Wichita *
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I use that same technique prior to nearly every cook without issue so far. I use a fine spray to get as much coverage possible with the least amount of water and the most steam.

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August 17th, 2017, 9:54 pm
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* Wichita ** Wichita *
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Old thread, but I've been using the Lang method for over a year on my Wichita and it works great. I think the key is to steam clean consistently instead of waiting until things are all gunked up. My cooking grates and heat management plate look like they did after my initial seasoning, and I cook a lot.

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September 7th, 2017, 3:47 pm
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* Wichita ** Wichita *
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Here's a snapshot from today before I threw on a rack of spare ribs. This is one of the reasons I cook so frequently, because the cooker is ready to go without doing any cleanup from the last cook, which makes it a joy to fire up each time:

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