Bought an Old Country Wrangler horizontal at Academy today. Looked at four different stores and found the one with the best welding job, a great seal and free of rust. Not all of the OC Wranglers are consistent so I had to check a few out. Anyway, I need to season the sucker before I do anything else. I noticed some sticky manufacturing gunk (?) in the bottom of the cook chamber. So, should I burn real hot to try and get rid of it BEFORE wiping with lard (or spraying Pam)? What I've heard more commonly is to lard or spray FIRST and then burn some wood. I've also heard some folks wash with water first, but I'm apprehensive as I am paranoid of rust. Any ideas on all this is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks much!