Originally Posted by Time_1
Finally gonna start building my UDS. Scored a brand new unlined drum with lid that is completely clean bare metal inside. Couple questions tho...
Do I need to do a burn in the drum before I build or am I good to go since I have a clean drum already?
Do I need to burn the paint off the outside of the drum for any reason?
IMHO no, but I burned mine out INSIDE to be sure nothing nasty would vapor off during cooking, and that burnt the paint off the OUTSIDE.