Hello everyone. I came upon this site while researching WSM smokers, and since discovering this thread, have scrapped the WSM idea in favor of building a UDS. I'm 50 pages into the thread, and I have a couple of questions. I'm sure these are answered in later posts, but my eyes and brain are starting to hurt!
I found a place that sells food grade drums with the protective liner already removed. My questions are:
1. Can you paint over the existing external paint, or do you need to remove all paint and re-paint?
2. Once the burn-in is completed, do I need to completely scrub the interior clean? That seems counter-productive to me, but it seems that some of the posters have scrubbed theirs shiny on the inside after the burn-in.
Sorry if these questions have already been answered. Thanks!