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RolandM

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How to get rid of factory smell?
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:59:27 AM »
Hi,
I've bought my first smoker-WSM- and grill-Master Touch.
I set them up but both of them smell (kind of oil). Based on what I've read on the net, this is normal for new smokers/grills.
being a newby in the grilling world, I'm not sure how to get rid of this smell. I cleaned both the smoker and the grill with water. What else should be done?
Should I do a burn without meat? If so, for how long? Just a simple burn or something else should be also done?
Thanks in advance.

kettlebb

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 12:09:51 PM »
Welcome to the club! Do you have a Weber chimney? Id burn a full chimney in the kettle and maybe 2-3 in the WSM. Then start cooking.


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Meatpolice

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 12:11:54 PM »
What size WSM?


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RolandM

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 12:19:29 PM »
Welcome to the club! Do you have a Weber chimney? Id burn a full chimney in the kettle and maybe 2-3 in the WSM. Then start cooking.


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Thank you. Yes, I bought a chimney as well. So, one chimney in the kettle. 2-3 in WSM: at the same time? Or three separate burns?

RolandM

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 12:21:47 PM »
What size WSM?


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Harleysmoker

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2018, 09:59:36 PM »
You dont have to measure charcoal for that, just light some up so its good and hot and let it burn for an hour or so.


vwengguy

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 02:46:12 AM »
Before you burn up a ton of coals.. Iím not sure if @kettlebb means 2/3 of a chimney or 2 or 3 chimneys?

Maybe he can ring in on this?

I think.. most of the smell would come from the oils on the charcoal grates. I would think if you put the smoker charcoal grate on top of the kettle charcoal grate and did a 1 chimney burn then that will save a lot of time and coals.

Matt


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kettlebb

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 09:12:57 AM »
I was saying 1 full chimney in the kettle and at least 2 full chimneys in the WSM


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vwengguy

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 01:22:18 PM »
Ok.. just didnít what him to burn up 3 chimneys of coals when he didnít need to.  [emoji6]


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Joshua_423

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 05:40:14 PM »
I burned about a chimney and a half and it burned for a couple of hrs  at some stupid hot temp and it smells just as it should now!

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RolandM

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Re: How to get rid of factory smell?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 11:33:30 AM »
Thank you All! At the end I burnt one portion in the grill and 1.5 in the WSM. Now I'm all set :-)