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How to break in Dutch Oven? - Perlou recipes?

Looking to break in my Dutch oven this coming up weekend by cooking a little Perlou.

I have an old Perlou recipe but wanted to see if anyone had any good suggestions for the egg.  I have the venison/ducks/doves for it just looking for some tips on the egg.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare dutch oven or just coat with EVOO and start smoking?

Looking forward to the weekend.  Cold weather and BGE!


  • You got me on the venison duck and dove. Is the Dutch oven new. And I take it its c.i
  • AUCE
    AUCE Posts: 890
    If it's new and fresh. I'd heat your over to 350 VERY VERY thin coat of flax seed oil bake and hour then turn off oven. ..allow to cool in oven. Do this at least 4 times. And it should be pretty good. I do more 6-7 for all new CI. and it's ready to roll.secret is thin thin coats.. if too thick it'll make it sticky

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  • Gogogordy
    Gogogordy Posts: 460
    Ive found 450 polymerizes oil better than 350 and Canola works fine....were it me I'd up the temp.
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  • SmokeyPitt
    SmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490
    It depends on whether the DO was pre-seasoned.  If it is a new Lodge DO, chances are it came pre-seasoned and it is ready to go.  It never hurts to rub some oil on it before cooking, but it shouldn't be necessary to go through the seasoning process in the oven.

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  • You got me on the venison duck and dove. Is the Dutch oven new. And I take it its c.i
    Dutch oven brand new and yes cast iron.  It is the BGE model