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Seasoning your smoker

post #1 of 8
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I am the proud new owner of a Smoke hollow gas smoker. I assembled it and took it outside to prep for some bacon I am about to smoke. I know about burning off all the junk that could be in the smoker before cooking anything.

But in the suggestions it says I should coat the smoker with oil before doing so. I missed that step, is it very vital that I do that?
post #2 of 8
Not before I would just turn your new on and put it up as high as it will go and let it cook for a couple of hours. Then let it cool down some and then spray it rub it and then you'll be good to go.
post #3 of 8
I wouldn't oil it until after the initial burn. Otherwise, you might lock some of the manufacturing chemicals in, which will be slowly released as the oil wears off.
post #4 of 8
I recieved a Smoky Hollow for Christmas, this is what I did...
I assembled it on Tuesday. Wednesday I did a burn to burn off any residual manufacturing oils and stuff. Today I oiled the inside w/ veggie oil (seasoned it like cast iron) and did a burn. Then I did another burn w/ some red oak chips that I made from my fire wood (garage smells awesome!) I bought some hickory and mesquite at HD today.

During the test burn on Wednesday I discovered that I couldn't get any lower than 275 degrees, so I called up the company, spoke w/ Chad and they're sending me a new regulartor. Looking online it seems that this is a pretty regular occurance, and the company doesn't want to sell them w/ the other reg as theres more chance of the flame blowing out and the smoker filling w/ gas, then a potential boom. So, they wait for people to call and they get a new reg that doesn't put out as strong of a flame. It should be here next week.

post #5 of 8
Ya'll season the grills/racks too or just the box? what about waterpan/woodpan?
post #6 of 8
i just did everything ...........
post #7 of 8
Exactly what the others said, burn the living daylights out of all the parts and let cool.
Next day scrape and wipe clean, then season with your preference.
I use Pam or equivalent, on my UDS I use Bacon grease!
post #8 of 8
Now why would you waste that precious commidty? PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif I bet ya had all the neighbors standing around! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
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