'Tis the season ... so be sure to see our Holiday Entertaining Recipes for some terrific ideas. And, it’s not too early to start thinking about our Country Christmas menu for any of your holiday meals! For something different, how about mixing it up with our Light Southern Meal with Grilled Catfish and Watermelon Salsa! Happy Holidays!
Sorry for the late response, I saw this today.. I have a set of long needle nose pliers that I had from work that I use. I don't use the needle nose for any special reason other than they're an old work set I don't care about. I usually run the pliers about and make sure I get the majority of the ash out, and then I sweep the ash out with an ash tool. For longer cooks, such as a pork butt, brisket, etc, take the inside guts out and clean all the ash out. I have only done longer cooks twice though hehe.