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Santa came early!

post #1 of 11
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I came home from a Drs. apt today and Santa had brought us a GOSM 3405!! Very exciting! He's putting it together as I type. We're laughing because the box says "From the box to the backyard in minutes" -- so far it's taken an hour and it's not quite done. I'm making the 60 minutes -- tick, tick, tick, sound!

Anyway -- I've read some posts which mention "seasoning" the grill. Do we need to do this?? If so, do we brush it with oil and just let it burn off? Do we put oil on the racks as well??

I'm off to Costco to get some ribs to smoke tomorrow. Can hardly wait!

post #2 of 11
Great!!! Glad to hear of the new "toy"!

This is what I've done w/my smokers. I heat it up to about 4-500* for a couple hrs to burn off any "crap". Then I spray the entire inside(lid, grates, heat shields, but not the burn pot) w/PAM. It was dripping when I was done spray'n. Then light it back up(btw adding smoke each time) and up to 4-500* for a good 3 hrs. Then I sprayed it down again w/pam, real good. It's been great.

I'd do it for sure, I don't know your smoker as I have only had pellet smokers, but still do it for sure. Pam is just the easiest.

Good luck and have fun w/the first smoke!
post #3 of 11
Congrats on the new smoker! Yes you do want to season it. If you look there are threads on here that tell how.
post #4 of 11
Welcome to the forum Sunny!! Congrats on the Xmas present. I love presents! Sure hope Santa's as good to me as he was to you. Anyway...hang on and enjoy the ride.
post #5 of 11
Season it Big Al's method is a sure fire,,,if not extreme way. Use it...can't go wrong there. Never know what you DON'T want in there...burn it out!
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Congratulations on your new smoker. I have a GOSM and know you will love yours. Only complaint I have had, and several of the others have had the same issue, but it is sometimes hard to get them down to a low temp. They seem to like it up around 200-225F. I like to go lower for some things. I'm not saying that you will have trouble, but some of us have. The solution is simple and cheap. Terry(BigArm) found a site that sells a great little needle valve for about $4.00. It can be mail ordered and installs in minutes.

Don't worry for a while. Certainly not during the winter. But come spring if you are having trouble, just ask and we can point you there.

Have fun and enjoy.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. Got an extra can of Pam in the cupboard so I'll heat it up early, early tomorrow. Hopefully I can still get in a smoke for dinner.
post #8 of 11
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I did the seasoning with Pam today. Only problem is that it ran down the legs and made a mess on my concreteicon_frown.gif I had a bunch of errands to do today, so didn't get to smoke the ribs, but tomorrow is another day! I'm going to move the smoker off the concrete, that's for sure!

Anyone got any ideas of how to clean up the mess?
post #9 of 11
Nice gift sunnyskies! Looking forward to your Qviews!icon_mrgreen.gif
post #10 of 11
Try Simple Green it is pretty good stuff and does not kill grass!!!!!!!
post #11 of 11
NOPE! That mess just means your a smoker. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif I've got grease spots all over my concrete, I just keep 'em all in the same area. This is just the first of many.

Dont tell me you'll be upset if you drip BBQ sauce on your shirt too? rolleyes.gif LOL
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