Seasoning your smoker

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by john dice, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    I am the proud new owner of a Smoke hollow gas smoker. I assembled it and took it outside to prep for some bacon I am about to smoke. I know about burning off all the junk that could be in the smoker before cooking anything.

    But in the suggestions it says I should coat the smoker with oil before doing so. I missed that step, is it very vital that I do that?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not before I would just turn your new on and put it up as high as it will go and let it cook for a couple of hours. Then let it cool down some and then spray it rub it and then you'll be good to go.
  3. psychobrew

    psychobrew Smoke Blower

    I wouldn't oil it until after the initial burn. Otherwise, you might lock some of the manufacturing chemicals in, which will be slowly released as the oil wears off.
  4. kmmuellr

    kmmuellr Newbie

    I recieved a Smoky Hollow for Christmas, this is what I did...
    I assembled it on Tuesday. Wednesday I did a burn to burn off any residual manufacturing oils and stuff. Today I oiled the inside w/ veggie oil (seasoned it like cast iron) and did a burn. Then I did another burn w/ some red oak chips that I made from my fire wood (garage smells awesome!) I bought some hickory and mesquite at HD today.

    During the test burn on Wednesday I discovered that I couldn't get any lower than 275 degrees, so I called up the company, spoke w/ Chad and they're sending me a new regulartor. Looking online it seems that this is a pretty regular occurance, and the company doesn't want to sell them w/ the other reg as theres more chance of the flame blowing out and the smoker filling w/ gas, then a potential boom. So, they wait for people to call and they get a new reg that doesn't put out as strong of a flame. It should be here next week.

  5. ecodork

    ecodork Fire Starter

    Ya'll season the grills/racks too or just the box? what about waterpan/woodpan?
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i just did everything ...........
  7. grizandizz

    grizandizz Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Exactly what the others said, burn the living daylights out of all the parts and let cool.
    Next day scrape and wipe clean, then season with your preference.
    I use Pam or equivalent, on my UDS I use Bacon grease!
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now why would you waste that precious commidty? [​IMG] I bet ya had all the neighbors standing around! [​IMG]

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