no grease in bucket

jason120

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I’ve been using the ironwood 650 for a few months and have had very little grease in the Bucket after cooking... i clean the inside of grill every other time. Only had a full bucket during brisket.. is this normal?
 
Same here, most I have seen is from cooking whole chickens and a lot of that was water I think. The drain process is pretty bullet proof, if liquid hits the drain tray it will end up in the bucket unless you're at a very high temp which will cook off a lot of any oil or liquid, or if you are covering with foil make sure it's not raised and blocking the flow, but I certainly would not worry about it.
 
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I've had my Ironwood 650 since May this year, and use it at least three or four times a week for everything from fish to chicken to beef, pork, bacon, brats, etc. So far I have maybe 1.5" of grease in the bucket. I haven't yet done a brisket, though several tri-tips.
 
It all depends on the fat content of what you are cooking and the temp at which you cook it. Pork butts & brisket will generate the most fat in the bucket, but lean meats will not.

I use an olive jar from Costco in my bucket and it collects the grease just fine. I swap it out when it's 3/4 full, put the lid back on and stick in the garage fridge till trash day, then it's gone. My bucket is still nice & shiny inside.
 
I really like this idea. I don't mind paying a couple buckets for the disposable inserts but this seems even simpler from the perspective you can seal it off from animals and just deal with the garbage process every 10 cooks or more.
 
I really like this idea. I don't mind paying a couple buckets for the disposable inserts but this seems even simpler from the perspective you can seal it off from animals and just deal with the garbage process every 10 cooks or more.

I find that the disposable inserts are not big enough to stop grease from still going down the side and you end up with the foil bucket full of grease in it and ON IT. The olive jar idea solved that problem for me. Good thing I like olives. :)
 

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