[code][/code]Hi Merk The hopper must be totally empty. Then the big clean up be gains ..there has been many posting about doing cleaning . You can look them up I'm sure you find something that aplys to your stove ..hope if was a good first year of burning
Clean, clean, and coat the inside with fluid film, LPS3 or any other anti corrosion product of choice to keep the steel from rusting, some use a 40 or 60 watt incandescent bulb to keep humidity at bay. There are many links about summer storage here.