Need to season new WSM?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by deserttoad, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. deserttoad

    deserttoad Smoke Blower

    Do I need to do any sort of seasoning to my new WSM? Doesn't seem I would need to looking at the shiny finish of the unit.

    Also I notice in the book Weber states that lump charcoal is not recommended. I plan on using it, just wondering why they said not to.

  2. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nah, just use it. I didn't do any seasoning with mine, I just fire it up and used it.

    I use both lump and bricks in mine.
  3. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    I dont think it need seasoning, but I think the WSM seems to stablize better after a few smokes.

    Or that could have just been me learning how to use charcoal :D
  4. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    +1 to the above posts.

    take it out of the box, assemble, smoke..

    From what I read, and experienced the WSM ran a little warm for the first couple times. Now after about 10 uses since x-mas it chugs away nice.

    Not sure why the recommend against lump(never read the manual). I have used lump and Kingsford Comp. briquettes, both worked good, lump left alot less ash though. I prefer lump for some reason.
  5. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What those guys said. Huh, I've ever read the manual either. I've always used lump. Not sure what their rational would be for that.
  6. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good call, I belong over there, great info for WSM's
  8. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All I did was wipe/clean up the manufacturing oil/residue and lit it up, mine feeds on wood, same wood I feed my Horizon, just split a little more.

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