Originally Posted by Deeg
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. :)
Hmmm... I could burn mine off with my Oxy/Act torch. Don't wanna spend money for expensive grill paint, just to have the cheap drum paint underneath peel off.