Originally Posted by rondini
Hey Mike(LoveBBQ) the reason 4 the 1st burn is not to take the paint off the out side. The reason is to sterilize the inside so that there are no gasses from whatever to contaminate the food. Not all bad gasses can be smelled or tasted. Sorry for the big words I don't belief in luck(why be ify) so good success with your smoker.
Is anifreeze bad?
OK, good point. One of the reasons I don't want to do a full burn like I see on here is due to the area where I live. Perhaps just a high temp burn of some charcoal before seasoning will do the trick? Or use the weed burner on the inside?