View Full Version : New kettle

09-25-2012, 06:53 PM
I just picked up a new 22.5" on sale put it together & put a chimney of lump w a chunk of hickory to "season" it. Walked away. Went back abt 30 mins later & it was HOT. Really HOT. Can you "season" a kettle too hot?

J'ville Grill
09-25-2012, 06:56 PM
Choke down the bottom vent, it will be fine.

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09-25-2012, 08:36 PM
I ask bc the inside of the lid looked a little funny....sorta brownish scorched. I've never noticed that b4 when "seasoning". It looks fine now tho...

Barbarian BBQ
09-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Out of curiosity, why are you seasoning a kettle? I assume you are talking about a Weber?

09-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Sounds like you have it under control

09-25-2012, 10:27 PM
Out of curiosity, why are you seasoning a kettle? I assume you are talking about a Weber?

I don't know...why not? I guess I've just always got a new grill/smoker hot b4 using. For fun maybe but also thought it couldn't hurt.... Maybe not necessary?

09-25-2012, 10:34 PM
I always get my new grills good n hot before cooking on them for the first time, but I always end up cooking something after letting the grill toke away for 1/2 hour. Can't waste that charcoal!:wink:

09-25-2012, 10:40 PM
They do get hot especially with lump coal. I didn't season my kettle but I don't see a problem other than wasting a little coal. Put a few burgers on it and eat up. Congratulations on your kettle You're going to love it.

09-25-2012, 10:41 PM
It's ruined. Meet me in Waukon and I'll dispose of it for you!

09-25-2012, 11:12 PM
Haha. It's trashed. No seriously. I choked it down some & put a couple chicken breasts on w some spuds. Delish. I've had a kettle for some time just picked this one up @ a local grocery store of all places.. On sale for $89. Not the best deal on earth but have been wanting another so it worked out.