Wow...a pound of gunk...
Ok..anyways...Its always a good idea to heat the cooker up to 350+ and steam clean it prior to use...I dont do it everytime since wood is expensive...It will only need re-seasoning if it looks dry and wanting to rust...otherwise after you steam clean it, Wipe it down with a rag...spray it with your favorite spray oil and smoke on...
"Before the end of this thread, someone will tell you to build a UDS"...Nostradamus
Lang 36 Patio - Kamado BigJoe
30" Gasser(Dock Box)