I'm seasoning my new lang and the question I have is on pigroast.com it says to throw a piece or 2 on the fire after you have sprayed with water and turn damper to 45 degrees and almost close firebox dampers. Ok so my question is how long do I leave it in that postion? because I get alot of heavy smoke doing that and I'm sure that is what it is suppose to do but i'm not sure for how long and thanks for the help.
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Light a hot fire to burn off manufacturing impurities. Let cool until safe to coat the inside with spray-on oil (I used olive) and then lit a big, hot fire and ran it for a couple of hours. Think of it like seasoning a giant cast iron pan: oil + extended heat. BTW, it might be a good idea to let the neighbors and the fire dept. know what you're up to. Mine appreciated the heads up so I didn't get any false alarms.