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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Newbrie in Nebraska to these parts. Got a SWEET opportunity to learn how to use a smoker. Boss acquired this smoker and needs some help so I naturally saw this as a great opportunity to learn how to use it. I would appreciate some ideas on seasoning the smoker and proper techiniques on using it. Here is a link to some pictures of it.

And remember what Uncle Ted always says..

" You can't grill it until you kill it"
post #2 of 17
Welcome to the forum. Someone will be along shortly who knows about stick burners to help you out with your seasoning of the new smoker. Glad to have you aboard.
post #3 of 17
Welcome to SMF; nice smoker you all acquired! I'd take a wire brush to the grates to get as much loose rust off as I can. Slather some lard of the grates then warm 'em up in the smoker. All the while keep a foil pan with lard in it heated in the fire box to deposit a thin layer of grease throughout the smoker. Slather the grates a time or two more then, if possible, wipe the grates conservatively with an old cotton t-shirt or lint free cloth. Never clean the grates after smoking - only right before each smoke. Oh, if it's got new paint, make sure you give it a good burn-in before you do the above steps.

This stuff works for me; it should not only season your smoker but KEEP it seasoned.

post #4 of 17
Welcome to SMF. I would recommend you go to and search all the info there. There is alot that will answer most of your questions. If you still cant find the answer ask away. Nice smoker by the way.
post #5 of 17
I can say welcome to SMF. There is a lot of info at that last link. I hope you enjoy your new smoker!
post #6 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. Take the time and read the great info available. Feel free to ask questions. You'll be turning out great smoked food in no time. smile.gif
post #7 of 17
Welcome aboard
post #8 of 17
Glad that you've found the SMF to be helpful, and thanks for joining our friendly membership.
post #9 of 17
welcome aboard.... you'll learn alot from these guys.
post #10 of 17
Welcome aboard.
post #11 of 17

where in Nebraska is Orum? I'm in the Grand Island/ Hastings area. Nice looking smoker you get to play with!
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Orum is wide spot in the road in Washington County. I'm in the process of getting some property near there that is why I put that down. I'm actually from Omaha.
post #13 of 17
Welcome to the board. Enjoy yourself.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #14 of 17
AS the others are saying.... welcome!

Looks like you are on the right track...

post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 

Many Thanks

I would like to thank all of you for the helpfull information given and the links to previous threeads. Lots of good stuff out there to sift through. I would like to share my game plan with all you and see if I'm on the right track. First clean any loose rust or debris from the cooking chamber of the smoker. next spray down the inside of the cooking chamber with some sort of cooking oil or lard to help season the inside. Start a fire in the firebox with lump charcoal and get the temperature up to about 350 for about 3-4 hours and then take it down to 200-250 to see how well the smoker holds heat and how the heat is distibuted inside. Once it is seasoned experiment with it finding out how it cooks various meats and times. If I have missed something could you please give me a hollar I would greatly appreciate it. All in all it sounds like another beautiful way to sit around and enjoy more beer PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Thanks again for all the advise
post #16 of 17
Hello Enterprise, and welcome to the SMF family. Glad you joined us.
post #17 of 17
Welcome to SMF Enterprise.....nice ta have ya here!
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