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Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by culpepersmoke, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    My pleasure that's what we are all here for. Whatever oil you use for seasoning make sure you get it on all of the internal surfaces as completely as is possible. Take the racks out and make sure to oil both sides etc... dont forget the door when its up and I actually did wipe down (not spray) the outside as well.  You are going to love this cooker. It is an amazing setup. And please let me know what you think of the char grill on your new rig. I was tempted but have a grill I can use already.

    Doug
     
  2. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    thanks!  so i've heard PAM, Flax(Lin) seed oil and Vegatable oil... is there an advantage to any of these,,, I think of the seasoning as analogous to whate I did (and do) for my cast iron pans
     
  3. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    Flax works a bit better but harder to get in a spray can. Veg oil is not my fav cause it stinks too much and PAM I can get at costco in costco size cans so cheaper as well. Any way you go it will work. Just make sure you get it to temp and keep it there for at least 2 hours and I would say about 2 then add fat trimmings for 2 more to get an even better coating on it. Also let her cool all the way down before your first smoke. I waited until next day. 

    Happy smoking!

    Doug
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2013
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    I have heard a few who spray WD-40 on the exterior of the firebox to protect it as well.  Anybody doing this?
     
  5. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    bruno994 I have never heard of that. Seems dangerous as WD40 is extremely flammable but heck might work well. I just retouch the paint with HH paint from Sherwin Williams every so often. 
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Flax oil will polymerize into a screaming hard surface....  after several applications, that have been cured at about 400 deg F. your cast iron skillet will be slick as a new teflon pan....  non stick..... hot water clean up...  My dutch oven is getting close... it's pretty new....    

    Dave
     
  7. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    i have both enameled and seasoned cast iron. I tend to season with canola oil.  The linseed oil i tend see is for decking/wood. I wonder if it is safe for the smoker.
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Flax oil is edible, low smoke point oil that is recommended for salads and stuff for it's health benefits.... It can be bought on Amazon and in health food stores....  DO NOT USE BOILED LINSEED OIL...

    Dave
     
  9. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    thank you!!  I had that feeling.
     
  10. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    The smoker is seasoned and had its first smoke.  I did pretty good with a few chickens.  I think i might have got them in a bit early. I didn't like the taste of the skin.  But, there is always a first pancake and meat was great.    I found a local source (by talking to the owner of new que joint that makes great food) for wood and a delivery is due Wednesday.  Now for a trial by fire - I'm feeding 20 on Sunday.  thanks to all for your help.  Maybe some pics after the next smoke!
     
  11. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    That's great to hear. Congrats! But where are the Q-views?[​IMG]

    I know you were probably very busy and excited.  What type of wood will you be using?

    20 people will definetly challenge your skills. Just try to make it fun and don't stress out.

    Put someone in charge of the camera and let's see what happens next!

    Thanks for the post.

    WC
     
  12. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    it wasn't pretty.  is there place to load pics on here, or do I need to link?  20 wasn't an issue on the old chargriller (of course using a maverick dual remote thermometer took me from good, to excellent at least on that toy).  the challenge will be the mix of meats and fish this time. oh, and passover - so do I do bacon or not?

    I general I want to master oak and almond as that's the easiest to get here.  I've got some walnut coming for the fish :)
     
  13. smokinclt

    smokinclt Meat Mopper

    I am no expert but I think once you place bacon on a grill it is no longer to be used as a kosher grill. You may want to get a small grill to do kosher meals on. The mix of meats will not be an issue as long as they can all use the same temp. Just follow your IT guidelines and or cooking timelines and you will be fine. Now you could do a kosher run this time and leave out the pork [​IMG]but once you start using pork you should not offer food to someone expecting a kosher meal. 

    Doug
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greenberg....  Wait until you want to smoke some cheese.....   You may have to get 2 more smokers to keep kosher... Your bride will definitely understand...  Once you have tasted smoked cheese, it will be a family snacking staple...   Oh, and about walnut wood.... from what I have heard, use it sparingly... it can have a bitter, strong flavor if too much is used...   

    Dave
     
  15. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    I'm jewish and understand Koshrut.  No one is kosher. its people who won't eat pork for various reasons, but are not stricktly kosher.  Even my kosher friends make allowances for the realities of a non kosher world.  to be stricktly kosher, one must not eat off of plates or flatware or drink from glasses that are not "glass".

    I would never represent my house, my food or my utensils as kosher.

    by the same token, when I got married and the hotel substituted the rice pilaf with pork fried rice, it was wrong.  Its a "sprit" thing to not serve pork.
     
  16. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    thank you.  It was recommended, but I figured I'd just put a piece on when I do the fish.

    lee
     
  17. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

     
  18. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking cooker you got there.
     
  19. stro3579

    stro3579 Fire Starter

    finally picked up my 36" Hybrid last week. Cooked on it 3 times already. Love it!!!
     
  20. lgreenberg

    lgreenberg Fire Starter

    I love mine as well.. I"ll need to load a few pics.  I have had issues - once a hot spot close to the fire box (well, duh) and once getting the fire right, but damn, do love my rig too
     

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