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HarleySmoker417

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I have ordered the last of the needed parts for a UDS that friend is building me for a Bday present. this will be my first serious smoker so I have a few Questions about when I get it.

he is recycling the drum and burning it out three times, do I still need to season it when I get it?

do you really get a "taste" from Briquettes?

what should I smoke first? I have a picnic shoulder in the freezer or should I go by a Butt to smoke first...... that is probably the most important question of them all ;)

wish me Luck!!
 

SonnyE

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Yes, I would still clean it, then season it with the wood you are most apt to use. (IE: Hickory in my case.)

Never ate a brickette. But if you do, I would imagine you'd get a taste you wouldn't like.

Treat it like a woman. Shoulders first, then approach the butt. Clear enough? ;)
 

oldsmokerdude

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Sonny is right....clean, clean, clean it then season it. I personnally would start with something a little less expensive to teeth on......chicken thighs or turkey breast. That said, I think the butt is better than a shoulder to start with as there is more fat to render.
 

HarleySmoker417

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Yes, I would still clean it, then season it with the wood you are most apt to use. (IE: Hickory in my case.)
Treat it like a woman. Shoulders first, then approach the butt. Clear enough? ;)
Got it... give her a good scrub down, give her a good warm up then work towards the butt. :D
 

HarleySmoker417

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Follow up question

I know you can use it on a offset smoker but can you use butcher paper on a UDS?
 

SonnyE

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Follow up question

I know you can use it on a offset smoker but can you use butcher paper on a UDS?
You're supposed to use the Butcher Paper on the meat, not the smoker. ;)
 

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