Our Homepage Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 02-04-13
Location: Oak forest, Illinois
Default Just seasoned my new uds

Finally got warm enough to season my uds , this being my first smoker I have a question, I seem to have gotten it dialed in ok, but I noticed a ton of liquid on the bottom of barrel I can only assume that this is condensation because it is only 40 degrees outside , do I have to soak up this liquid after I use it, if not will the bottom rust out prematurely, does this happen when it's warm outside, it's been going for over 6 hours so far on a 10# bag of charcoal. I'm about to open the lid so it burns out. Thanks
Pastaboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
somebody shut me the fark up.

landarc's Avatar
Join Date: 06-26-09
Location: sAn leAnDRo, CA

You don't want to leave it in there. It will rust. I would open it up, let it burn out.
me: I don't drink anymore

Yelonutz: me either, but, then again, I don't drink any less

landarc is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-13-2013, 01:59 AM   #3
Full Fledged Farker
funugy's Avatar
Join Date: 05-21-12
Location: Oak Harbor, WA

That is weird. I have not had that much condensation in my UDS and temps around here have been in the 40s.

Are you sure it is water? I would think it would have evaporated when you heated the drum.

Could it be any oil that was used to season the drum? When i seasoned my drum I sprayed the interior with a healthy helping of spray cooking oil and ended up with a bunch of it on the bottom of the drum after the seasoning burn. I sopped it up with some paper towels when it cooled and haven't had any standing fluids on the bottom since.
funugy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 02-04-13
Location: Oak forest, Illinois

Thanks that's what I did it all started to boil and then evaporated
Pastaboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
jmoney7269's Avatar
Join Date: 02-07-11
Location: brenham, texas

Also you will find after many successful cooks, your walls get really crusty and gunky. When this happens if you have the spare funds, pour 10lbs of lump in and let it rip wide open. Or do what I do, go get a $20 weed burner from harbor freight and torch the hell out of it for 5 min, allow to cool and wire brush it, dump it all out. Good luck with your UDS. I love mine
jmoney7269 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.