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FAQ Subject: The shiny black is creosote!
My name is Jack. After reading chapter 11 in your book (about 4 times) I figured out that I wasn't building a very good fire. Now that I have that corrected I was wanting to know if there is a way to remove the "shinny black" coating on the inside of my offset pit.. Thanks in advance for you r help,
I wouldn't worry about it. It protect from rust. To remove it will take a pretty caustic mixture like tri-sodium phosphate or a solvent like paint thinner.
With use, it will gradually loose its odor. Make sure that you always leave the exhaust vent fully open.