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Old 12-22-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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Finally got my WSM

OK finally got my WSM.....wife decided it will be for Christmas so I had to assemble it and watch as she proudly put the bow on it...found it up in Limerick btw, thanks to everyone for their help. Heres my first question... what do I need to do to it first ? Does it need to be seasoned or mod'ed ? or just prepapre to start enjoying the trial and error phase of smoking ?
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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You could burn a small load of charcoal through it if you want to get the oils burnt off. I just started cooking on mine as soon as I got it. It doesn't need to be seasoned at all. Good luck and feel free to ask all the questions you want, there is alot of WSM knowledge on the board!
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I just let mine cook without food for 30 or 40 minutes the first time before I added any food. You're going to love it.

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Old 12-22-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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I coated the inside of mine w/ veggie oil and then burned a charcoal fire in it for 4 hrs...don't think you need to do that though...doesn't hurt... :biggrin:
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, I don't see any need to put oil in it. You can burn a fire if you like, it won't hurt it. Now just start cooking and learning how to control the temps. It'll take 2 or 3 cooks to really understand it, but my first cook
went perfectly. It's amazing how it holds temps and how you can make em rise and fall.
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Old 12-22-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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I just washed the inside of mine out with hot, soapy water to remove any manufacturing residue. Same with the cooking grates. No seasoning needed because of the finish.

If you don't have one, get some kind of thermometer. You WILL need that.

Read this: TVWB TIPS and the section at the same site about firing it up. Lots of good info there, but the forum is 'dry' and 'under the microscope' at times. This forum is much better for getting answers quick.
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ok i will give it a washdown before the first use....next question ...charcoal, lump ? or briquettes ?
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It all personal preference...those who like Kingsford say Kingsford and those who like lump will say lump and neither the twain shall meet.

Kingsford will produce more ash where lump won't. Also, some people say the Kingsford leaves a bad taste on the food but I have never seen that to be the case.

Try them both and make ypur decision from there!!

There seem to be pros and cons with each one...you can also do a search on this topic too and find many threads...kinda like brining...
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Kingsford is probably the best choice to start with, IMO. I'd recommend the Minion Method for firing her up.
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