Seasoning

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Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 4th, 2018, 7:28 am

What's the best way to season a UDS?



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Stewart » July 4th, 2018, 7:42 am

Spray it all down with a good coat of cooking oil and let it rip for a day. Keep adding your favorite wood chunks to smoke.



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 4th, 2018, 8:25 am

What sort of temp do I go to?



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Rodcrafter » July 4th, 2018, 12:25 pm

I season everything at about 300


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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 4th, 2018, 1:50 pm

°C or °F



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Post by The Czar » July 4th, 2018, 2:44 pm

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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 4th, 2018, 3:22 pm

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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 15th, 2018, 7:55 am

So I seasoned my uds yesterday and autotune my pid controller. This is after seasoning. Image

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I found that as my temp probe is 300mm long it reaches the centre of the drum and was susceptible to any temp variation so I made a baffle plate this morning at work.

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Re: Seasoning

Post by Big T » July 15th, 2018, 4:33 pm

Nice!! :kewl:


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Re: Seasoning

Post by ajfoxy » July 16th, 2018, 1:55 am

More oil... Coat the thing in oil then fire it up. You'll get a nice black patina on it. I like your difuser... looks familiar... :D


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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 16th, 2018, 5:28 am

It had a real good coating of cooking oil. Managed to get about 12 hrs burn from my basket with about 6lb of briquettes



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 16th, 2018, 10:31 am

ajfoxy wrote:
July 16th, 2018, 1:55 am
More oil... Coat the thing in oil then fire it up. You'll get a nice black patina on it. I like your difuser... looks familiar... :D
I'm hoping for a more even spread of heat with the diffuser



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Diggerg » July 23rd, 2018, 1:36 am

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My first pork shoulder. 9lb of porky goodness.



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Re: Seasoning

Post by Big T » July 23rd, 2018, 7:06 pm

:LG:


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Re: Seasoning

Post by ajfoxy » July 24th, 2018, 2:20 am

Looking good... nice


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