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Need to season new WSM?

post #1 of 8
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Do I need to do any sort of seasoning to my new WSM? Doesn't seem I would need to looking at the shiny finish of the unit.

Also I notice in the book Weber states that lump charcoal is not recommended. I plan on using it, just wondering why they said not to.

post #2 of 8
Nah, just use it. I didn't do any seasoning with mine, I just fire it up and used it.

I use both lump and bricks in mine.
post #3 of 8
I dont think it need seasoning, but I think the WSM seems to stablize better after a few smokes.

Or that could have just been me learning how to use charcoal :D
post #4 of 8
+1 to the above posts.

take it out of the box, assemble, smoke..

From what I read, and experienced the WSM ran a little warm for the first couple times. Now after about 10 uses since x-mas it chugs away nice.

Not sure why the recommend against lump(never read the manual). I have used lump and Kingsford Comp. briquettes, both worked good, lump left alot less ash though. I prefer lump for some reason.
post #5 of 8
What those guys said. Huh, I've ever read the manual either. I've always used lump. Not sure what their rational would be for that.
post #6 of 8
Deserttoad you may already be aware of this excellent site for WSM but here is the link anyway.
post #7 of 8
good call, I belong over there, great info for WSM's
post #8 of 8
All I did was wipe/clean up the manufacturing oil/residue and lit it up, mine feeds on wood, same wood I feed my Horizon, just split a little more.
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