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Old 08-19-2005, 10:53 AM   #11
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Old 08-19-2005, 01:00 PM   #13
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Look what I found, direct from the horses mouth:

Curing your GATOR PIT BBQ pit: Always coat the inside of your GATOR PIT with a cooking oil. PAM makes a spray specifically for BBQ pits. This works well and is quick to do. However, I recommend bottle cooking oil. Olive oil is real good for this. Takes more time and is somewhat messy. I use a small plastic container and a paint brush and simply brush the oil on. You can also coat the exterior. The oil will dry after cooking a couple of times and put a nice protective coating on the exterior as well. After coating the interior place a small fire in the pit and let it burn out. The longer the better, however, you can cook on your BBQ pit after about 2 hours, if you are in a hurry.

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Old 08-20-2005, 11:59 AM   #15
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Well, Dave Klose seasoned my current pit, but my backyard, I kinda took the same approach I would with a cast iron skillet. I washed it down with soapy water, coated it real good (inside, racks, firebox inside) with vegetable oil, and took it to about 350 for about two hours with a good wood fire. Then , I started cooking in it! Do yourself a favor Larry. Don't overthink this! The point of seasoning is not a flavor thing. Your food will not get ANY flavor from your pit! It is a surface preservation thing. The Pam will work fine because you can spray it. A paintbrush will work fine too. I never could understand all the fall-de-rall that goes with this process! Some use bacon fat, some use Olive oil,and on, and on....... YOU'RE MEAT SHOULD NOT TOUCH THE SIDES OF YOUR PIT!!!!!! IT DOESN"T MATTER WHAT FLAVOR THEY ARE!!!! After two cooks, it is all gonna be animal fat anyway! I would also watch my firebox for the first initial signs of flaking paint. At that point, I would start coating the outside of it with oil. This will cause a rather unsightly patina to form, but it will keep the rust to a minimum! Good luck!
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Oil the firebox when the temperature falls after your cook,when you can just place your hand on for say 2 seconds.Now this helps the paint from stretching and cracking.Now next time you fire up the pit that oil is there
helping.Oh it's called peanut oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cheapest you can find.everything else don't work.even inside your cooker PO doesn't transfer food tastes,so you can cook fish one day,pork,beef,butterflies....:ack: seein if your paying attention is all
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So do you brine and foil those butterflies?

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Old 08-23-2005, 07:35 PM   #19
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hay Larry just have ritch at gator pits drop that new pit off by my house an I will get her seasoned right up for you.


Ps I don,t live very far form there shop if you like me to take a look at her let me know by the whats her name.

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Old 08-24-2005, 05:56 AM   #20
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hay Larry just have ritch at gator pits drop that new pit off by my house an I will get her seasoned right up for you.


Ps I don,t live very far form there shop if you like me to take a look at her let me know by the whats her name.

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Hey Link, sure drop by and pick her up for me. Also if you wouldn't mind, could you bring it up to Va for me. I'll by you a case of beer, you save me a little on the S&H charges.
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