smoking fish requires a lot of screens and drip pans, air drying, etc.. seems as soon as i get my fish out here come the yellow jackets..
being as allergiac to them as i am.. i try to avoid a confrontation with them at all cost... so over the years i have learned some deadly accuracy with my ball cap..
but to day was just too much for me. and then, the light went off.
my smoke sits next to the grill.. as one set is about to be done i like to get the next set out and let them dry.. ( see bee problem above) all my racks were bee covered asap.... and what am i to do? the grill is just sitting there ....
so... i put them IN the grill, after a good cleaning, and spaying pam on the grill covers and closed the lid.. the bees were more then a little ticked at this point... trying to figure a way in.. and becoming more of a pester to me
but heres the rub...
while running a somker we generate hot coals and smoldering chips at pans changes... so i have been dumping my pan into a disposable 10x10 aluminum backing pan.. the kind you get at sams.. 50 for 3 bucks..
so here i am.. got a bunch of pissed off bees, a grill full of dripping fillets, a hot pan of ashes...
into grill on top rack goes the smoking ash pan... and i closed the lid on the bees..
bees leave out the rotisarie holes FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
, fish drys, drips, no bugs on it... and cold smoke sets in a tad sooner..
to top it off.. for clean up..
I lit the grill and burned the drips off.. All done.