I understand that this thread has a few months on it but I just bought a used smoker which is well seasoned. In addition to that I just did the mods of the baffle and tuning plates which are brand new.
So let me know if I understand this right.
1. Clean the parts with Dawn.
2. Start fire in firebox using chunk charcoal.
3. After burning for a little while add my good smoke wood to it.
4. Let it burn and smoke around 300 for a could of hours.
5. You're good to go.
Is all of this right? Also, would it be better to use some lard or would that just simply be a waste of some good lard?