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Old 08-19-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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Seasoning a new pit

I received some good news this morning!! (No I didn't save alot of money on my car insurance) Ritch is getting started on my pit next week. Now I've been doing alot of thinking about seasoning it and want to do it right and not overheat it too much too fast and cause the paint to bubble.

Here's my plan;

Gonna use charcoal for a controlled first burn.

1. Spray entire pit with Pam High Heat Oil Spray (bought 3pack).
2. Wipe excess Pam off.
3. Fill charcoal basket with charcoal and wood chunks.
4. Do a MM burn around 200* for several hours.
5. Spray and wipe again.

Is there a need to do two "seasoning" burns?

I'm open for suggestions!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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Larry: FWIW, I would not spray it first. I would just build a small fire and let it go till it burned out. I then would spray and wipe it down (cold) and Then throw a couple of butts on. Reason for not spraying it down first is to let the heat get all the nastiness out of the steel. Spraying it first may seal some of the steel manufactures rust inhibitors in. Not a good thing IMHO. Nothing will season a pit better than cooking with it.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Larry: FWIW, I would not spray it first. I would just build a small fire and let it go till it burned out. I then would spray and wipe it down (cold) and Then throw a couple of butts on. Reason for not spraying it down first is to let the heat get all the nastiness out of the steel. Spraying it first may seal some of the steel manufactures rust inhibitors in. Not a good thing IMHO. Nothing will season a pit better than cooking with it.
That makes sense! Thanks! It will be hard firing it up without food in it anyways!

BTW, What does FWIW mean?
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:06 AM   #4
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That makes sense to me....burn it out good before spraying. Then for you're first cook, buy a ton of chicken leg quarter (real cheap), and let em
release all dat grease all over creation.
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Larry: FWIW, I would not spray it first. I would just build a small fire and let it go till it burned out. I then would spray and wipe it down (cold) and Then throw a couple of butts on. Reason for not spraying it down first is to let the heat get all the nastiness out of the steel. Spraying it first may seal some of the steel manufactures rust inhibitors in. Not a good thing IMHO. Nothing will season a pit better than cooking with it.
That makes sense! Thanks! It will be hard firing it up without food in it anyways!

BTW, What does FWIW mean?[/quote:353dl0m3] For What It's Worth
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I use a baskit of charcoal first and add some oak for heat then when the oak dies down I add some hickory. The soot from the wood seams to seal the metal well and then once you start cooking on it, the fat from the meat works in well. IMHO.
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I use a baskit of charcoal first and add some oak for heat then when the oak dies down I add some hickory. The soot from the wood seams to seal the metal well and then once you start cooking on it, the fat from the meat works in well. IMHO.
Soot? I have been told my whole life that soot is a bad thing. Be it from a wood stove to barbecue.
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[quote=Pigs On The Wing BBQ]
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I use a baskit of charcoal first and add some oak for heat then when the oak dies down I add some hickory. The soot from the wood seams to seal the metal well and then once you start cooking on it, the fat from the meat works in well. IMHO.
Soot? I have been told my whole life that soot is a bad thing. Be it from a wood stove to barbecue.[/quote:msur7okl]

WHAT HAVE I DONE???? 8-[ op: op: op: op: op:


Foil vs. no foil, sand vs. water, brine vs. no brine and now soot vs. no soot!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Soot, also called lampblack or carbon black, is a dark powdery deposit of unburned fuel residues, usually composed mainly of amorphous carbon, that accumulates in chimneys, automobile mufflers and other surfaces exposed to smoke especially from the combustion of carbon-rich organic fuels in the lack of sufficient oxygen.
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Soot, also called lampblack or carbon black, is a dark powdery deposit of unburned fuel residues, usually composed mainly of amorphous carbon, that accumulates in chimneys, automobile mufflers and other surfaces exposed to smoke especially from the combustion of carbon-rich organic fuels in the lack of sufficient oxygen.
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