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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by enterprise, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. enterprise

    enterprise Fire 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"
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  3. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    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.

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    I can say welcome to SMF. There is a lot of info at that last link. I hope you enjoy your new smoker!
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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. [​IMG]
  7. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad that you've found the SMF to be helpful, and thanks for joining our friendly membership.
  9. straightupnobs

    straightupnobs Smoke Blower

    welcome aboard.... you'll learn alot from these guys.
  10. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.
  11. drlouis

    drlouis Smoke Blower


    where in Nebraska is Orum? I'm in the Grand Island/ Hastings area. Nice looking smoker you get to play with!
  12. enterprise

    enterprise Fire 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.
  13. Welcome to the board. Enjoy yourself.[​IMG]
  14. smokestars

    smokestars Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    AS the others are saying.... welcome!

    Looks like you are on the right track...

  15. enterprise

    enterprise Fire Starter

    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 [​IMG]

    Thanks again for all the advise
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Enterprise, and welcome to the SMF family. Glad you joined us.
  17. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Enterprise.....nice ta have ya here!

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