Author Topic: Seasoning New Smoker  (Read 2426 times)

Offline Doug in Alaska

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Seasoning New Smoker
« on: May 19, 2016, 11:34:47 AM »
My new Bradley Original arrived yesterday and the Cold Smoker Adapter is scheduled to be here this afternoon.  I plan to do most, if not all of my smoking using the cold smoke adapter.  I've just read the instructions for seasoning and the tower should be brought up to 150ºF and smoked in for an hour.  Of course, this will be impossible to do using the cold smoke adapter.  Do you recommend I attach the smoke generator to the tower, season, and then attach the cold smoke adapter for use?
Thanks much.

Offline cathouse willy

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Re: Seasoning New Smoker
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 11:48:17 AM »
My smoker is set up in a garden shed so I leave my smoke gen hooked to the cold smoke adapter permanently. If I hot smoke I turn cabinet heater on. It works well this way. To season attach the smoke gen to the cabinet.

Offline tskeeter

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Re: Seasoning New Smoker
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 03:33:23 PM »
Yes, Doug.  Season your smoker without using the cold smoke adapter.  Then add the adapter for cold smoking.

The purpose of the seasoning process is to clean residue from the manufacturing process out of your smoker before you process any food in it.

Offline Doug in Alaska

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Re: Seasoning New Smoker
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 06:12:50 PM »
Thanks much for your help guys.  The Bradley is now seasoned and ready to go.