How To Season Pit Boss Pellet Grill

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Seasoning Pit Boss Pellet Grill

How To Season Pit Boss Pellet Grill? Like any other smoker, whether it’s a propane or electric, charcoal, vertical cabinet, or barrel type Oklahoma Joe. When they are first introduced, they all have one thing in common. You have to Season them.

Curing a new Pit Boss is required for several reasons. It will burn and clear away any dirt, oils, or bacteria leftover from the manufacturing process, leaving your pellet grill ready to use.

Though the term “seasoning” may conjure up images of seasoning your smoker with cooking spices, the reality is very different.

Seasoning a pellet grill differs from seasoning a cast-iron pan or a standard gas barbecue.

Why Do You Need To Season A New Pit Boss Pellet Grill

Seasoning your new Pit Boss pellet grill before the first usage is essential for creating the groundwork for both tasty and sanitary BBQ outcomes.

You will be eliminating unpleasant scents from the manufacturing process, preserving the smoker from rust and weather, and curing the paint, which will keep it looking new for years to come.

There are two main reasons why a smoker should be seasoning:

  • To remove dirt and smells
  • To keep it from rusting and deteriorating due to the elements.

Follow these simple instructions to get your Pit Boss smoker or smoker grill up and running:

  1. Make complete sure the hopper is full of high-quality wood pellets.
  2. Inspect the firebox for cleanliness and leave the door or lid open.
  3. Connect your smoker to an electrical outlet.
  4. Double-check that the dial is set to SMOKE.
  5. Turn on the computer. You should hear the party started.
  6. The first few pellets may take a few minutes to ignite, then smoke will begin to appear. Keep the door open until the smoke has cleared, which might take up to 3-5 minutes.

In the owner’s handbook, you’ll discover a basic set of instructions. But here’s the complete chronology of events from beginning to end.

Prepare Your Meat For Smoking Or Grilling In Your Smoker Grill

I usually prepare the meats with rubs or brine the day before smoking or grilling them. The additional day allows the flavors to penetrate the meat. Checking your wood pellet supply is also a good idea. It’s better to find out you’re out of pellets a day ahead of time than a few minutes before you want to smoke.

I’m afraid I don’t have an answer for you in terms of which taste is the greatest. I honestly have no idea whether a piece of meat was smoked with hickory, mesquite, apple, cherry, or a combination of these woods. In my view, you’ll get more flavor from the spices, rubs, or bines you use. How To Start Pit Boss Pellet Grill? 

I’m not sure whether a more discriminating taste could detect the difference, but I can’t. Try a few different types to see if you can detect a difference in flavor. I’ll take the meat out of the fridge or brine about 30 minutes before beginning the smoker to allow it to warm up a little. To keep pests away, cover it with plastic wrap or paper towels.

Seasoning A New Pit Boss Pellet Grill

What you will need to season a new electric smoker is as follows:

  1. An electrical socket
  2. a huge wood pellet bag
  3. Cooking oil with a high smoke point, such as avocado or grapeseed oil, is optional.
  4. A few pieces of uncooked fatty meat, such as bacon or pig belly, are optional.

Take it outdoors, unassembled, before you begin, says someone who has had a huge, heavy assembled barbecue trapped inside their house.

Then, proceed as follows:

  1. Put together your Pit Boss pellet grill.
  2. Fill your hopper halfway with pellets.
  3. Plugin the pellet grill and turn it on while keeping the lid open.
  4. Because there are no pellets in the auger or firepot at this time, you must hold the “Prime” button until you hear pellets drop into the firepot.
  5. The “Prime” feature accelerates the auger so that pellets fill it rapidly and reach your firepot before the pellet grill “times out” due to a shortage of pellets.
  6. Once the pellets are in the firepot, remove your finger from the “Prime” button and wait 5-7 minutes with the lid open for a torchy burner igniting sound. This indicates that the fire rod has reached temperature and ignited the pellets. At this time, the pellet grill will begin to emit a large quantity of smoke. This indicates that the pellets have been lit and the pellet grill is operational. You may now close the lid. Pellets falling into a pit boss pellet grill’s fire pot
  7. Close the lid and bring the heat up to the highest setting, at least 450°F.
  8. Allow the pellet grill to run for 20-30 minutes at this temperature. This will help cure the paint on the surface and burn off any ugly chemical leftovers on the inside. smokin’ over a well-seasoned Pit Boss pellet grill
  9. Turn off the pellet grill after 20-30 minutes. Keep it plugged in since the fan has to keep running to burn off the remaining pellets in the fire pot. This is a NORMAL occurrence. If you disconnect the pellet grill, this operation will be halted. When the fan is finished, it will switch off automatically.

You have successfully filled the hopper and auger with pellets while also burning off the production chemical residue!

You may start using your pellet grill now if you want, or you can continue to the following steps if you want to apply a small layer of oil to the interior of your pellet grill to help protect it even more.

Optional Next Steps To Season Pit Boss Pellet Grill

  1. Allow the Pit Boss pellet grill to cool completely from the preceding procedures before proceeding with this step.
  2. This step will necessitate the use of cooking oil! We recommend using a flourless high smoke point frying oil, such as Grapeseed or Avocado oil, for the fastest results.
  3. Apply a VERY thin, uniform application to the INSIDE of the pellet grill’s lid and racks. It’s not necessary to apply cooking oil on the OUTSIDE of a Pit Boss pellet grill. The cooking oil functions as a protective layer, protecting it from corrosion and the weather. Keep your distance from any interior components, such as the auger or the firepot. There is also no need to grease the hopper. There are just major internal panel portions. And while a little oil goes a LONG way, you don’t want it pooling or pouring everywhere.
  4. Rep steps 6-8 above with your pellet barbecue turned on. If the auger is still full of pellets, there’s no need to prime the grill this time. If it isn’t, you’ll have to go through steps 4 and 5 again.
  5. Make sure the hopper has enough pellets for another 20-30 minute seasoning cycle. At these high cooking temperatures, one pound of pellets lasts around 20 minutes.
  6. When you’re finished, either switch off the pellet grill or lower the temperature and begin cooking your first meal!


So there you have it: a step-by-step instruction to seasoning your new Pit Boss pellet grill. Remember, you are free to change the stages as you see fit to create your own, one-of-a-kind seasoning process!

If you get lost or miss a step, check the video above or come back to our tutorial for inspiration, and your new smoker will be ready to use in no time!


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