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Seasoning a new smoker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tropheus, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. tropheus

    tropheus Newbie

    Hi all. I am new to the site, very impressive. I can see myself spending quite a bit of time looking around in here looking for ideas. I just got a smoker, a Chargrill Smokin' Pro. I have never smoked anything before, but hope to become good at it.

    Before I use it for the first time, what should I do to season it. Do I need to just start it up and let it burn for a couple hours? Spray it with something? Please tell me what you would do before you would use a new smoker to break it in.....

    Thanks for your replies in advance!
  2. pyre

    pyre Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Rub down the insite of it with cooking oil. Make sure you get it everywhere, and I even did the firebox too.

    Then fire it up and get it good and hot for a few hours.
  3. bob-bqn

    bob-bqn Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Tropheus, I sent you a PM with a little info.
  4. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Tropheus. Pyre and Bob have given you the straight scoop. Enjoy that new smoker and let us know how things turn out!
  5. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    After you season it, COOK on it, alot! Don't let it get pushed to the corner of the yard and go to waste. After a few uses, your friends, and neighbors will come by just to drop off beer, and sample food. I know 1 guy who has never eaten 1 whole piece of meat I cooked, but knows how everything I cook taste. I brings beer downstairs when he smells the smoke from the cooker blowing into his apartment.