I know exactly how you feel! I got the same results with my Large Big Green Egg. I just said "No Mas, No Mas" and put it on the cart and wheeled onto my concrete patio away from the deck and table. I've been sick over it and put a down payment on a demo Egg from the PNW Eggfest. I cooked next to a guy, last weekend with 3 LBGE's and a couple of his are patched up with JB-Weld so I'll just roll with it.
That is strange about the paint flaking off too?
Brian - Left Hand Smoke BBQ PNWBA 2010 Team of the Year
BGE's/WSM's/Pellet Pro WSM/BWS Gater/BDS Clones/Cookshack 008/Weber Performer w EZ-Que/Cajun Bandit/Rib-O-Lator Test Pilot/La Caja China/BBQ Guru/Weber 1000 RK Drum Coffee Roaster
Follow Left Hand Smoke on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Left-H...462391?sk=wall
KCBS CBJ/PNWBA CBJ www.pnwba.com