Newbie needs advice

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mary ann daley, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. What is the best oil to season my new Oklahoma Joe with?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I use cheap veggie oil on bigger type smokers and Pam cooking spray on small smokers
  3. A cooking spray works well.

    I found generic canola oil sprays for a good price in the grocery store. 

    If your wiping down with oil, again canola is a good choice.

    It has a higher smoke temp.
  4. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I used vegetable oil on my Longhorn. Just remember if you have a grease spout on the bottom to put something under it ,I didn't and stained the patio.
  5. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use Grape Seed oil.  I like the fact that it has a higher smoke temp.  

    I also use Weber Grilling spray oil after each cleaning for the grates and hard to reach spots.  The rest gets rubbed down with the Grape Seed.

    Good luck & Smoke ON!
  6. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    I just used vegetable oil as well.  Just watch the temp.  If you get it too hot, the oil will burn (ie: ignite and actually burn).  At least that is what someone told me once [​IMG]
  7. millerbuilds

    millerbuilds Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is true.  Canola or Vegetable oil have a smoke point of 400 degrees, I doubt you will be getting your smoker that hot.  Olive oil on the other hand smokes at around 325.  So I do not recommend Olive Oil for seasoning nor for high temp cooking as olive oil gets a pungent taste we it is burned or reaches its smoke point.  If you want to be super cautious go with Safflower oil, it has a smoke point of over 500 degrees.

    Good Luck & Smoke ON!


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