My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief. Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors. Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals. I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run.
That's called seasoning.
Two years ago I took a trip to Germany and we spent a few days in the black forest where I got to see some authentic old world smoke houses dating back to the 1500's and the amount of buildup on the walls, hooks, poles etc is part of what gives their hams,bacon and sausage their flavor. They use juniper wood for smoking. Absolutely delicious.
But yeah, foil, Pam and other things can help. You can also use a power washer to clean them.
You will often discover that birds are picking very small insects from decks and other woodwork around your house; they do the same with trees and any other structure that might hold the bugs. We see them often on our decks and they usually pick a little bit and then move on, perhaps just checking to see if there is anything edible there. These rascals also love hummingbird or oriole nectar, sunflower seeds and of course suet in winter.
We have discovered many species that will head straight for the nectar for orioles or hummingbirds and also plunge their beaks eagerly into the grape jam bowls orioles love. Birds will eat a greater variety than you might think.
We have found they do not like limburger cheese, hot dogs, or Makers Mark bourbon. I am thankful for that.