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Glaze poring out of lower vent

Maria's TouchMaria's Touch Posts: 81
edited 5:01AM in EggHead Forum
Did coho salmon tonight with the honey/maple syrup/bourbon glaze. Prepared it using cedar planks. After cooking, i noticed the glaze coming out of the lower vent. will it burn out or do I have to dismantle everything and clean up the base? :S


  • jballjball Posts: 63
    Not had this experience but I would guess that the ash pit doesn't get anywhere near hot enough to burn it off.
  • How much is in there? I would do my best to clean it up. If you are going to use large amounts of a sauce or glaze that will run off in the future I would use a drip pan.
  • Give the vent a few licks, that should do it. :laugh:
    I would clean it off just because it would bother me knowing it was there, a place it shouldn't be.
  • KBKB Posts: 144
    That happened to me last time I made ribs. I cooked pizza (650 deg) the next day and most of it dried up. Don't vacuum it up with your shop vac. I did that once and the inside of the hose became wet and gooey.

    I am buying a paella pan ((13-1/2 inches) for my drip pan and, of course, to cook paella. I prefer that to spending $5 each time on a disposable aluminum drip pan.
  • Thank you all for your info. My llhasa apso dog is small enough that she can go in and lick it off. Kidding aside, I learned my lesson. Next time, I will put in a pan. Ribs on now!!
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