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Pitboss 700 First Burn

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by Ziggy1791, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:06 PM.

  1. Hi all, new to the forum and had a question. I just got my new Pitboss 700 and did my first burn. I followed the directions per the manual, using pitboss brand fruit blend of pellets. My question was I noticed that when I was done, the entire inside was covered in black soot. I wiped it all down afterwards. I didn’t know if that was normal for a first burn, considering it burns off everything from the factory or if maybe something was wrong?

    Thanks for any help towards this noobie!
  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm not familiar with your smoker, but did you spray the inside down with Pam before you seasoned it?
  3. ravenclan

    ravenclan Smoking Fanatic

    i have the 700FB PitBoss. The black is from the "oil" that is coating the inside from the factory. after my first burn i wiped it down and did another burn but not as hot as the first time burn to get the smoke coating back on the inside to help protect it from rusting.

    And like Al said. spray it down with pam I use the olive oil spray and did this after both burns

    No problems after the first two burns.
  4. I didn’t spray it down, because it didn’t say it needed to. I’ll give it a try!
  5. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    It's burnt byproducts from manufacturing and not actually "soot" as you know it. I would wipe down with a damp rag and do another shorter burn at a lower temp to get some smoke "seasoning" on there.