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Seasoning a smoker after it has been used


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jan 4, 2014
I just bought a smoker last week.  I used it Saturday to cook some meat.  I did give it a dry run in the morning to take care of any paint and oils and such from when it was built.  But I didn't season it with vegetable oil, etc. because I couldn't wait to throw some meat into it.

My question is, should I go back and season it at this point?  If so, should I spray out the cooking chamber with water and 'clean' it before seasoning with oil?  And when seasoning, the main concern is the cooking chamber correct?  What about the firebox and outside surfaces?

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Master of the Pit
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Joined Jul 23, 2012
I think every time you cook on it , you are seasoning it. So you already did a little....it can't hurt to grease it up and light the fire if you want to do a little more , but you could just as easy smoke a few chickens or a big ol pork butt....have fun with it.

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