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Season an older charcoal grill?


Joined Dec 29, 2013
I have a Webber 22" that is a couple years old. I've used it for grilling only. I recently purchased a Smokenator and plan on using it soon. Is it necessary to clean my grill and season it for smoking? Or is it OK just from grilling? Sorry if this is a dumb question, obviously I've got allot to learn, but finding this is the place to learn it. Thanks for the help!!


Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 28, 2010
Just make sure it's clean, Weber grills do not require seasoning.


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
Joined Aug 1, 2008
I NEVER clean a Weber grilling surface!

I heat it up.  I scrape it down with a heavy duty painter's wire brush.  I heat it some more to sterilize.

Then I cook and enjoy!

Good luck and good smoking.


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Sep 7, 2013
Clean it then use it.  My well used 22 Weber Kettle had been sitting on the side of the house for years until I received a Smokenator as a gift.  I cleaned the grill then fired it up.  Great little accessory for the W.K.  If you have any questions there are lots of answers here.  Have fun!

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