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Seasoning Smoker

Post by whtsmoke » June 10th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Ok here's a real dozy of a question, I am going to assemble my new smoker tomorrow and after i get it done ans ready to season it the instructions say to build a fire on the fire grate, now are they saying to build a fire on the grate in the smoking chamber or the fire box itself?
I have a baffle plate coming next week so should I wait and season it also at the same time?
Sorry for the dumb questions but its hard to teach and old dog new tricks sometimes. Thanks for the advice.



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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by ajfoxy » June 11th, 2017, 2:46 am

The fire would be in the fire box grate. And by all means wait for your baffle plate if it is only going to be a few days.
Basically seasoning is just coating the bare metal inside the cook chamber with cooking oil and heating it up to form a sealed surface inside the cook chamber. No deep magic or anything like that.
And the only dumb question is the one you did not ask.


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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by Squiggle » June 11th, 2017, 4:28 am

:yth:


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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by Big T » June 11th, 2017, 7:59 pm

Sounds like they've got you pointed in the right direction.


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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by Stewart » June 12th, 2017, 7:28 am

Let er rip



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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by Rodcrafter » June 12th, 2017, 8:44 am

Yeah what they said


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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by whtsmoke » June 12th, 2017, 11:56 am

Well tomorrow the baffle arrives and it will be installed and then it will be ready to go, thanks to all for the words of wisdom, now all I have to do is my part.



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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by gmac » July 13th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Another question re: seasoning, maybe this is truly a dumb question......Am I supposed to oil the FB as well as the CC, or just CC?



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Post by ajfoxy » July 13th, 2017, 5:14 pm

Just the cc.


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Re: Seasoning Smoker

Post by temurf » July 13th, 2017, 6:29 pm

:yth:

No need to season the firebox.

And its not a dumb question at all. If you didn't ask it, you still wouldn't know.


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