What is the best way to season a Silver Smoker?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jfulwider, May 17, 2008.

  1. I am ready to season my SS and I need to know the best way to do it. I have completed all my mods. I was told to brush or spray theentire inside of the grill with vegtable oil and then light it up. That just doesn't seem right. I think it will cause a big fire. Any help would be appreciated.[​IMG]
  2. Well I did it and it held temps between 275 degrees and 225 @ top therm and firebox side Therm. It was about 25 to 30 degrees different on the far side of the Smoker on that Therm. It burned for about 2 hours and I used two chimmeys about 3/4 full of Kingsford charcoal. Put a little wood and got the temps to spike but it held pretty well. Now I have to do the caulking around the doors and I should be good. I couldn't however get the temps to 300 degrees because it was rather windy today.[​IMG]
  3. Here are some pics of my mods and what she looks like after the seasoning.
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking rig, glad it's all seasoned up for ya. Get that thing smoking some meat and let's see the q-vue! [​IMG]
  5. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks really good, just need to find some good lump charcoal, and get yourself a charcoal basket, and you'll be dialed in very nicely!
  6. watermelonslim

    watermelonslim Meat Mopper

    Where did you get those thermometers? i've been looking for a couple dial type thermometers to put on my chargriller (at grate level) but I can't find any locally.
  7. I found them @ homedepot. They were about $7.50 a piece. I had to go quite a few times though. I think you might have some luck because this is the beginning of Grill'in season.
  8. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

    I've used my Silver Smoker a few times now. From what i've seen so far, keep the upper vent of the fire box shut. With the bottom firebox vent 1/3 to 1/2 open and the smoke stack vent fully open, temps should easily get over 300 (depending on the weather and your fire of course).

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