Originally Posted by firecracker jack
Did my first cook today .....turned out well. Just the finished product had a hint of a bitter, almost metallic after taste..Anybody got any ideas?...Could it be the drum?...not seasoned properly or something....It was originally burned with pretty hot three hour burns....Then cleaned out with a wire wheel...wiped out...coated with veg. oil and burned for about 8 - 10 hours for seasoning at about 280...All hardware is stainless or black pipe...And the expanded metal is just raw steel.
Take the crocs off and the taste will be better
. It is probably something in the rub. What was in the rub?
BTW...All the food looks great.