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best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby tjt603 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:50 pm

what is the best way to season my bbq pit? I bought a Lyfe Tyme pit the other day and now I need to break it in.
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby tex_toby » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:11 pm

Quickest/Easiest way to do it is go buy some cheap aerosol cans of oil (PAM, etc) and spray the entire interior of your pit, your grates, etc... Build a low heat fire (in the firebox if you have one) and let it burn for a few hours. Might as well throw some chicken or something on there while you have the fire going. :thap:
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Postby 3 star redneck » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:08 pm

^^^^agree with Toby.....build a fire and run pit around 250* for 3-4 hrs......then get to cooking...
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Postby tjt603 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:30 pm

I heard to wipe the outside of the pit with oil or wd-40 also. but im not sure on that one.
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Postby 3 star redneck » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:46 pm

tjt603 wrote:I heard to wipe the outside of the pit with oil or wd-40 also. but im not sure on that one.

NO wd 40!!!. :shock: ...canola or peanut oil, please..... :banghead: :laughing7:
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Postby RWBTEX » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:30 pm

Yup PAM and start cooking
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby tjt603 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:56 am

what wood should I use ?
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Postby CaptJack » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:00 am

tjt603 wrote:what wood should I use ?

a bag of hickory would work great
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby tex_toby » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09 pm

tjt603 wrote:what wood should I use ?


Any hardwood seasoned should work fine. I like the free variety. What'cha got laying on the ground around your neighborhood?
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby jtilk » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:55 pm

I too would same PAM or rub down with lard ... I've used vegtable or peanut oil in the past, but seems to run off once heated because they are too thin.
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:00 am

I rinse the inside out first to make sure any grinding dust or debris is gone. I also run the cookers up to 325° let them dry out then put a light coat of Pam. It doesn't take much and if you over do it the Pam will settle and be sticky. I let the cooker season for a couple of hours then as tex_toby said have some leg quarters ready to cook. The chicken makes fo some nice seasoning meat and good eats.
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Re: best way to season/breakin bbq pit

Postby CaptJack » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:15 am

these two article / blogs are from a woman who bought some old cast iron
through her research, she learned the best way to clean it
and then she discovered that flaxseed oil was the best oil to season it with
it doesn't dry sticky
here are her two articles, very good reading

a great article on cleaning old cast iron
http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/ ... cast-iron/


and her 2nd article when she learned the best way to season cleaned cast iron
http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/ ... cast-iron/
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