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Thread: Anyone cooked without a "seasoning" session first?

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    Anyone cooked without a "seasoning" session first?

    VWB posted on youtube a while ago about why you don't need to season the WSM for your first cook if its not for competition purposes and the argument is pretty compelling given the coating on WSM vs cheapo smokers. That said i'm just curious if anyone's actually done this themselves. The local grocery store had bogo on ham/turkey (basically buy a pre-sliced ham and get a free 14 lb turkey, but before i throw a 14lb turkey on it, i kinda wanna make sure that this sites suggestion is actually an okay idea.

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    Welcome here! On all my WSM's and Kettles, the first time I fired them up I also slapped on some meat. I was hungry!
    Last edited by BFletcher; 11-16-2018 at 02:06 PM.

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    Yup my first smoke was 4 racks of ribs and other than a cursory wipedown I didn't do any seasoning. Ribs still came out great. I had some trouble with temperature but I was still learning how to use it properly, not because it wasn't seasoned.

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    Quick wash, dry, fill, ignite, don’t look back!
    Distinguebant Sed, Ignoret In Particulari!
    "If brains was lard, that boy couldn't grease too big a skillet!" J. D. Clampett

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    It's not raw steel, but porcelain coated steel so no seasoning needed other than just firing it up and start cooking.
    My first cook right out of the box was Chicago Hot Links ( Moo & Oink ) on the top grate and Pork steaks on the bottom.

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    Oh MAAAAAN! I used to drive my Moo and Oink every time I visited my brother, never had time to stop!
    Great name for a butcher shop!
    It’s where “Slim Brisket and the Smokey Mountain Cookers”. Buy all their grilling meats!
    How long did the pork steaks take?
    Distinguebant Sed, Ignoret In Particulari!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy F. Lewis View Post
    Quick wash, dry, fill, ignite, don’t look back!
    This is what I do too.
    Performer Deluxe(Copper) Genesis Gold B(Redhead) 18WSM 14WSM 26 OTG 22 OTG JJ Q1200 Gas & Charcoal Go Anywhere, Vortex, Kettle Pizza, Smoke

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    I bring them up to temp for an hour or so then drop on some brats or bacon for flavor.
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