I picked up an SM0025 this past summer as a birthday gift to myself, and I've had some great success with it until recently. As of late, everything I've been smoking has come out tasting like ash. After searching the forums, I think I narrowed my problem down to creosote, and a heavy glaze coating on the sides of my smoker.
So far, I've scraped my smoker with a plastic paint remover, but that does not seem to have helped. At this point, I'm close to completely cleaning the interior out, and starting from scratch. I was curious if anyone else has experienced this problem, and any possible remedies that I may be missing.
Your help is appreciated! Thanks!