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seasoning a new wood smokehouse??

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by dalton, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    I am finishing up a new smoker built out of mostly 1x6.  electric heat and seperate smoke generation chamber.  should I season it before using?  should I just fire up the smoke and turn up the heat?  I tried a search for seasoning a smoker but all the posts seem to be about smoker made out of metal. 

    should I coat the inside walls with anything?  mineral oil? cooking spray?  just smoke? 

    all help is appreciated!!

  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    With my first wood smoker I did just what you said, loaded it with some hickory and turned up the heat. Not really sure if it's necessary but you have to do a test run anyways, so why not have the smoke season the walls.
  3. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

  4. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    looks like just turn it up and let the smoke roll!!!

    keep the input coming