Today I’m showing you how easy it is to season your Yoder Smokers Flattop BBQ Grill and get it ready to grill and smoke the most amazing foods! Soon enough you’ll be your own backyard pitmaster!
24″x36″ Of Ultimate Charcoal Grilling!
Y’all I have been having an absolute BLAST working this 24×36″ Flattop BBQ Grill by Yoder Smokers! I think my favorite part, besides the 3 feet of cooking surface is the fact that I can cook on, is the Five Position Adjustable Charcoal tray!
The concept reminds me of using my Santa Maria grill (which I also adore). But first, before we cook food on it, we need to season it.
Things You’ll Need To Season Your Yoder Smokers Flattop
There are just a few things you need for the initial seasoning:
- One can of Canola or Avocado Oil spray
- Cleanup rags to wipe up any pooling oil after the seasoning
Watch The Video!
Here’s a how-to video on how to spray it and wipe it down!
Spray The Flattop
Just like when we seasoned the YS640 Smoker, you’re going to season everything inside this grill.
- Start by spraying the entire inside in an even layer.
- Next, spray both grill grates, on all sides.
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 Flattop
Once everything is sprayed, all you need to do is:
- Place some charcoal on the bottom of the charcoal grate and then light 1 or 2 charcoal chimneys.
- Once the chimney is lit, smoking, and the coals are fully lit, turning a bit of gray with ash, dump them over top of the coals.
- You may want to add another firestarter or a chunk or two of wood to help with the coals staying hot and lit.
- Remove the chimney/chimneys, replace the grill grates, close the lids, and lift up the adjustable charcoal tray to the top position.
- Keep the coals hot and burning for 3 hours. You may need to add more charcoal/wood chunks as you go. You want to keep the temp around 350-375 F the whole time.
Cleaning Up After Seasoning Your Flattop
Just like in the YS640, when it 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.
Time To Get Cooking!
Now that it’s all seasoned and ready to go, you have 3′ of ultimate charcoal grilling space! Plus remember, it’s so much more than a grill! You can also smoke on it by setting up the grill for indirect/direct cooking.