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Seasoning an used smoker?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
OK, I think I have about used up my allotment of NEWB questions. I did a search on seasoning and can only find seasoning for new smokers. When I get mine mounted I want to really clean it well inside and out. I was thinking about using a wire brush on a drill. Is this the best way to clean it? Should i bother to cleanout the inside? Once clean can I just coat the inside and outside in cooking oil and build a fire in it for a few hours?
post #2 of 7
When you throughly clean it you'll be cleaning the seasoning off, so you can then use the regular seasoning instructions.

When I seasoned mine I just sprayed with Pam and heated to around 280 for 3 or so hours. It developed a nice black seasoning layer.
post #3 of 7
What he said, and took it one step more, I did my Lang the same way but then smoke cured it another 3 hrs as told to with the new Lang directions.
post #4 of 7
I used a pressure washer to clean my smoker when I got it. What a mess mostly all over me biggrin.gif but it did get it pretty clean then I just coated everything with cooking oil like doing a new smoker
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Great tip. I happen to have a pressure washer.
post #6 of 7
It will work just don't wear good clothes seems I ended up with lots of stuff bounced back at me but it did a good job and I needed a shower anyhow. Consider some safety glasses or something just to keep it out of your eyes
post #7 of 7
When you first get your smoker it may have a thick layer of some nasty looking grease type stuff on the inside. If so you can use a MAPP gas torch (hand held) to heat the stuff up then you can scrape 90% off it of before you power wash.

Then once you have it all cleaned and assembled spray down the inside with PAM and fire it up and get some smoke going for at least 3 hrs.
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