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Old 10-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Greasy waste water after Smoking meats

We love Smoking Meats. But I need some Ideas on where to put the Smoker's greasy water after it has cooled down. We are on a septic system, so putting it down the toilet is not an option. Nor is burying it for the Bears or other animals to dig up.
Any Brilliant Ideas out there in our Community?
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Burn it, give it to a trapper, also resturant's may let you dump it in their greese traps.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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Is it that greasy?
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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Skim the fat and dump the water. The fat goes in the garbage absorbed in paper towels.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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Craig- I think you're the Winner!

That's what I'll continue to do, but I think I'm going to throw the water out along my steep gravel drive (in different places each time).
That way rain water can take it away and I won't have any potential grease build up in my septic systems- at least from the smoker.
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You can use the fat, melted down, to soak sawdust and press it in paper egg cartons. Makes a great fire starter. Just break a section off when you need it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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You can use the fat, melted down, to soak sawdust and press it in paper egg cartons. Makes a great fire starter. Just break a section off when you need it.
Thanks Hoot!
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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Don't use water in the pan. Fill it with sand instead and place some foil on top. Discard the greasy foil after cool down.
Another option is to used a foiled clay saucer instead of the pan. They all serve the same purpose as a heat sink, whether you use water, sand, or clay.
Try it and you'll never go back to using water again.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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But water is needed for the cooking/smoking process, isn't it?
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #10
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I have about converted to sand in my cookers. Half fill pans with sand and cover completley with heavy duty foil. Just as was said above, toss the foils and re-cover with new foil for the next cook.
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