Author Topic: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi  (Read 116 times)

Smokin Papa

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Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« on: November 12, 2022, 04:04:41 PM »
Since the 5D goes to 325f, should we use that temp to season it. Would soaking the wood chunks help them last the 4 hours and not catch fire, burn up before the seasoning time is done.
The 2014 post on seasoning said use 250f, but maybe that was as high as they could go back then?
My #5D should show up in the next week. Just trying to get prepared to get started right away. Also, my wife said don’t look under the Christmas tree this year and she gets to use it for the Thanksgiving Turkey.
Craig M
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Lonzinomaker

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Re: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2022, 05:56:10 PM »
Don't soak the wood. Wet wood just puts extra moisture in the box. Use the chunks that will come with your smoker.
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Re: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2022, 06:08:28 PM »
The seasoning process helps with burning off any manufacturing residue as well as giving the smoker a nice smell and patina. I would just go with the wood that comes with the smoker and soaking is up to you.  If you place some of the wood in the tray BETWEEN the elements in lieu of over the elements, you might get the wood to last longer and produce smoke longer. Just an idea.
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Smokin Papa

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Re: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2022, 08:58:00 PM »
Thanks for the info. But okay to season at 325f?
Craig M
SI series 5D Wi-Fi
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Blackstone 36”
LEM #22 Big Bite
Hakka 11 lb stuffer
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Re: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2022, 09:09:37 PM »
It shouldn't hurt the smoker but I am not sure what the higher temp would accomplish from a seasoning standpoint.  Keep in mind that the smoker will be empty with nothing to absorb the heat.  Thus a lower seasoning temp   Let us know how it turns out if you go the higher route. You can always check with Steve for the final word.
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Lodge Sportsman Grill
Weber Kettle
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LEM MaxVac 1088A
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Re: Seasoning temperature for #5D Wi-Fi
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2022, 01:07:43 AM »
Thanks old sarge. I think I will reach out to Steve and get his thoughts.
Craig M
SI series 5D Wi-Fi
Bella Cold Smoke Generator
Traeger pro 780
Blackstone 36”
LEM #22 Big Bite
Hakka 11 lb stuffer
Smoked Sausages and Meats
In So. Utah 23 years
47 years with my one and only
Army Brat- ‘53 - ‘72
Papa to 14 grandkids, 1great-grand on the way