"Seasoning" used smoker

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by bekellog81, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Ok I purchased a used brinkmann Cimarron yesterday and I am wondering what would be the process of getting it back into smoking shape??  I have only delt with new smokers and seasoning them.  It has been setting for a while and needs a good cleaning, but am wondering if it needs to be taken down to bare metal or just cleaned really well?? 
  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Clean it up so there's no rust. Spray down with some Pam or wipe it down with some cooking oil.
    Fire it up and season it for about an hour. Then throw some chicken on. Thumbs Up
  3. I agree with hardcookin! I have done this several times. I usually clean the rust and any loose particles off with a wire brush, spray it really good with cooking spray, heat it up fairly hot for a while, then lower the temp and let it set. I do recommend not using a cooking spray that is olive oil based. 

    Happy cooking!
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     ​I  agree, clean well and reseason like normal.       I had mold grow in my MES once.   I cleaned with soap and water then loaded a tray full in the AMNPS.    Good to go.
  5. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Thanks for the advice. Will post pics soon
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Another method that I have used if you have any mold is to spray it down with straight Clorox. Let it sit a little while and hose it down with a good pressure stream.

    Good luck with it....keep on smokin'.
  7. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Got it home tonight!!! Hopefully gonna get started on it before we start shelling corn again!!
  8. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Is there a reason to take the inside of the smoker to bare metal or could a person scrape the loose stuff and clean the bottom of the cc well and coat it with something and start smoking??  I assume the fire box should be rust free as well??

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