A couple of questions
Okay, first things first, I've read the entire thread. That being said, I still have a few questions.
1. What's the point of burning out the interior paint? I know plastic liners have to go, but I couldn't find why the paint has to go, too.
2. Is there a reason for removing the exterior paint, other than to make the UDS slightly less ugly? What would happen if you just painted over the existing paint?
3. To season the barrel, I've seen many people use PAM or Crisco. Would lard work just as well?
4. Can the seasoning be combined with the first cook? Why or why not?
Thanks for the help.
2 x 18.5" WSM, UDS, Weber 22.5" OTS, Orange Thermapen, cheapo gasser; KCBS CBJ #51836