Originally Posted by Mister Bob
Ceramics are easy enough to use, and it will do fine right out of the box, but it will get better and better as it gets well seasoned.
Spray the inside with Pam and run your cooker without food for a few hours while you get use to temperature control. Start with the air intake open about 1/4" Close the big flap and open the small hole all the way on the top vent. See where the temperature settles in and adjust from there up and down until you are confident in your ability to hit your target and hold it.
Use lump charcoal, not briquettes or you'll get too much ash. If this is your first ceramic you will be amazed at how efficient it will cook and how little fuel you'll use. Good luck and have fun with it!
I see no reason to spray it with Pam.It's not going to rust.I don't know why you would.
UPBS(Ugly Plywood Box Smoker), Costco Vision Komado, Weber Smokey Joe Silver(soon to be a mini WSM)