seasoning smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by bgcorn, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. I have a new Masterbuilt electric smoker. What is the best way to season it before I cook in it for the first time?
  2. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    My instructions said to cook it empty (no water) at 275 for 3 hours and add 1 cup of wood chips during last 45 minutes. Let cool, and then good to go.
  3. Thank You!
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    don't forget to take a dilluted dish soap to the inside&outside to remove the MFG. oils that are still on it.than fire it up with a dry run.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I say to just start a really hot fire and then I've heard spray it down with pam or bacon greese and then start a fire. But all you want to do is get the new off and the seasoning will be done.Smoke On.
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Bob that after washing the insides down with soap and water, to give the insides a good squirt of peanut oil or Pam, to get a nice coat started on the metal.
  7. Thanks Guys I have seasoned my new smoker this evening I am planning on trying a pork butt in it in the morning.
  8. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Good luck on your first smoke in it. What a coincidence, I blogged about seasoning new smokers last week.

    An electrical smoker is a bit easier because no fire is needed, but same principals involved. How do Electric smokers hold up in winter? I have a buddy that has one that gets stuck at 200 degrees.
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine works fine but we don't get much below 30' in the winter, well maybe some times. The MES is insulated, that helps.

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