Originally Posted by manther
Why did you remove the paint from the outside?
Geo has his own reasons but I'll be stripping the paint from my next UDS because the pre-existing paint is likely not high-temperature. On occasion with my current UDS the outside area near the coals gets hot enough to make the paint peel, or worse, burn. The slight acrid smell detracts from the normally wonderful aromas coming from the smoker. :)