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Old 02-18-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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seasoning a smoker

Can I use oil that has been used for frying 2or3 times for seasoning my gator when It comes? Also I plan to oil the outside of the smoker do I put the oil on before or after I lite the fire.

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Old 02-18-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Nice post, Falcon. =D>
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: seasoning a smoker

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Can I use oil that has been used for frying 2or3 times for seasoning my gator when It comes? Also I plan to oil the outside of the smoker do I put the oil on before or after I lite the fire.

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I have never used, used oil to season my pit but I don't really see how it would hurt. I know people who use bacon grease all the time, that's used oil. I go for the can's of high temp pam, works like a charm!
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. Ill make sure to post a few pictures when I get the pit next week.

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Old 02-22-2006, 06:18 PM   #5
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Ok, Ill ask what some others may be thinking...why would you season a pit ?
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:25 AM   #6
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Ok, Ill ask what some others may be thinking...why would you season a pit ?
John you basically season a pit the same reason you'd season a cast iron pan. It prevents everything from sticking to it and prevents it from rusting. When I got rid of LuLu the tuning plates were as stick free as a teflon pan. All the meat juices, sugars and spices would wipe right off of them for easy clean up and there was not a spec of rust on it!

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Ok, Ill ask what some others may be thinking...why would you season a pit ?
It tastes better, because I don't know where you buy your pits from, but where I get mine, they don't come seasoned.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:28 AM   #8
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I assumed that was the reason...just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything !
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