Vent Hole stain on my smoked almonds/product?
Found a gray/black stain on my smoked almonds today. Stain was located right in the center of the racks. I used two racks and had two stains (one on each rack). The stains were exactly above the vent hole.
It was dark, cold, and I was too lazy to take out a flashlight and stick my head in the smoker to look at the vent hole from the inside. It was not raining or snowing.
Does anyone have experience with these stains?
Does anyone clean the vent hole on a regular basis?
I know how to use the find feature but the word stain was useless...
I have done about 25 smokes in my Smokette SM009. This was the first time smoking in cold weather (32 degrees tonight).
2 pounds almonds (with Cook Shack Spicy Chicken Rub)
1 pound on each rack
200 degrees (starting with a cold smoker)
2 oz hickory
Did not open smoker till the end of the two hours.
I took a picture with my cell phone. Look in the middle of the rack for a stain.