Today I’m showing you how easy it is to season your Yoder Smokers 640s with Competition Cart and get it ready to smoke the most amazing foods! Soon enough you’ll be your own backyard pitmaster!
Did You Do The Burn-In?
As I mentioned in my previous post, after you assemble the smoker you need to perform a burn-in to get rid of any oils that they may have used during the assembly part.
If you have not, follow the instructions in THIS POST.
Things You’ll Need To Season Your Yoder Smokers Smoker
There are just a few things you need for the initial seasoning:
- Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum to sweep out the smoker from the initial burn in
- One can of Canola or Avocado Oil spray
- Cleanup rags to wipe up any pooling oil after the seasoning
Sweep Up The Ash
Just like in any charcoal or wood grill, you should always clean out the ashtray or dust at the bottom. It helps with better airflow and reduces buildup.
- Here I just used my shop vac to suck up all of the ash. This is extremely important when you go to season our smoker as you want it as clean as possible.
Spray The Smoker
As you can see in the video you spray everything inside EXCEPT 2 things:
- Do not spray the Ceramic Igniter; and
- Do Not spray the felt seal around the smoker
- Start by spraying the inside and then, the diffuser plate, racks, and the inside hood. You want to spray both sides of the plates, grills, racks, and so forth.
I used about 1/2 of a brand-new can. You don’t need it dripping wet as that just makes a big ol’ mess for you to clean up.
Let’s Season This Yoder Smokers 640s
Once everything is sprayed and inside the smoker, all you need to do is:
- Plug in the smoker.
- Fill up the hopper with your pellet of choice. Make sure the lids are closed.
- Press the On Button. Wait for it to display your options and press Start.
- Turn the dial to 400F and let it season for about 3 – 3.5 hours.
- Shut it down, let it cool completely, and then wipe up the excess.
Cleaning Up After Seasoning Your Smoker
When the smoker has cooled down, open it up. You’ll see that your grates/racks have a seasoned look to them.
If you see excess oil like in the image, clean that up.
Look for pools or drips of oil, grab a rag, and wipe it off.
You do not want to leave them on.
Your New Smoker and BBQ BFF!
To my ladies and folks that love smoked meats, cheeses, veggies, and foods but are a bit fearful of doing it themselves, I got you! I’m here to help you conquer that fear and become your own backyard pitmaster! I’m your new BFF when it comes to this.
I’ll walk you through getting started, explain things in plain English (like Bark, Injection, The Stall, Fat Cap, Blue Smoke, and so forth), and, get you on your way to being the boss of your smoker and grill!