Not a UDS owner yet, but my first thought is:
Wouldn't you want to do a trial run with a fatty to get a feel for it before you invite a crowd and try to figure it out as you go?
Trial run with a couple beers sounds way less stressful.
Second, will all the build components be SS? If not then seasoning will help prevent rust on anything ferrous.
Looking forward to seeing the build!
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