MES 30 Seasoning Cook Question

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by yankeejoe1911, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Hey BBQ Experts,

    I just purchased my first smoker and before I do my seasoning cook I wanted to ask for advice. The Masturbuilt instructions do not say to coat the inside of the smoker with oil before seasoning but all instruction videos and research I've done on seasoning recommend it. So, being an electric does it not matter? Please chime in with your comments. I want to do it right the first time!
  2. I would give it a couple of hours on high then give it a lite coat of oil and add some smoke. 

    Happy smoken.

  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---You can do what David said.

    The important thing is to run it up to Max Temp to make sure it goes there, and to burn off manufacturing oils.

    I wouldn't rely on what the digital read-out says. I would check that with another therm, like a Maverick wireless digital (ET-732 or ET-733).

    Adding smoke in the last hour will put some good smell in there.

    They don't tell you to add any oil, because it will get there soon enough when you start smoking meats.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2015
  4. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Spray Pam works well. Do it like David said, and you'll be golden, well actually, the walls will be golden, but, you know where I'm coming from!
  5. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    First and foremost is to clean off or burn off any oils or chemical residue possibly left on the interior of the smoker during manufacture.  The racks you can remove and hand wash.  Then season.  Just my 2 cents worth of advice. I did not spray my Cookshack when I seasoned it.  Removed the racks, loaded several ounces of chunks in the smoke box and let it rip.  Nice patina when it was done. 
  6. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Yep and spray pam works wonders.
  7. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I didn't and still haven't coated the interior of my MES 30 with oil or Pam or anything. As Bear said, the walls will get oiled up with your first smoke anyway. As Old Sarge said, you'll also see that patina as well. 

    I wipe down the walls and ceiling and inside door surfaces if I think there's been too much deposit buildup but I leave more than enough "seasoning" to continue to help flavor whatever I'm smoking.

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