Ok I am new to the forum and smoking in general. Got an Oklahoma Joe highlander and just bought a tuning plate from BBQsmokermods.com and was wondering if I need to season this as well. If I do...how should I do it, just spray some PAM on it and ramp up the heat. I have done several racks of ribs, but none with the plate in yet. Remember I am a newbie..be kind..lol..
another question...I have started to seal this thing up, did the firebox with high temp RTV, bit can't decide on the lids...do I use flat rope around the edges or just use some RTV on the lids with saran wrap to form a gasket. Seems to me that using flat rope as a gasket changes the shape of the lid curve and would cause more leaks not less. Have no experience with this need a little help. Thanks