Seasoning an used smoker?

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by torchrider, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. torchrider

    torchrider Fire Starter

    OK, I think I have about used up my allotment of NEWB questions. I did a search on seasoning and can only find seasoning for new smokers. When I get mine mounted I want to really clean it well inside and out. I was thinking about using a wire brush on a drill. Is this the best way to clean it? Should i bother to cleanout the inside? Once clean can I just coat the inside and outside in cooking oil and build a fire in it for a few hours?
     
  2. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    When you throughly clean it you'll be cleaning the seasoning off, so you can then use the regular seasoning instructions.

    When I seasoned mine I just sprayed with Pam and heated to around 280 for 3 or so hours. It developed a nice black seasoning layer.
     
  3. hogfan40

    hogfan40 Meat Mopper

    What he said, and took it one step more, I did my Lang the same way but then smoke cured it another 3 hrs as told to with the new Lang directions.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I used a pressure washer to clean my smoker when I got it. What a mess mostly all over me [​IMG] but it did get it pretty clean then I just coated everything with cooking oil like doing a new smoker
     
  5. torchrider

    torchrider Fire Starter

    Great tip. I happen to have a pressure washer.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It will work just don't wear good clothes seems I ended up with lots of stuff bounced back at me but it did a good job and I needed a shower anyhow. Consider some safety glasses or something just to keep it out of your eyes
     
  7. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you first get your smoker it may have a thick layer of some nasty looking grease type stuff on the inside. If so you can use a MAPP gas torch (hand held) to heat the stuff up then you can scrape 90% off it of before you power wash.

    Then once you have it all cleaned and assembled spray down the inside with PAM and fire it up and get some smoke going for at least 3 hrs.
     

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