OK, I'm ready to build one of these suckers! I do however have some very basic (I think) questions. If I get a brand new factory barrel, unlined so it's bare steel, do I need to burn it? Can I keep the factory paint on the outside if I don't need to burn? If I do need to burn it, do you need to do anything with the lid or just use it as is? How long can I expect a basket of fuel to burn? Long smokes concern me here but from what I've read it burns slow. I also need instuctions on proper fuel lighting techniques with a UDS. I have also read about a seanoning process. Please enlighten thy ignorant one. How do you guys add more wood? Do you soak your wood? Do you take the grates out and add? Again, thinking long smokes. How does a UDS perform in cold weather? I live in upstate NY for cryin out loud! OK, I think that's enough questions for now. As you can tell I am deep in the planning stages. For my money this seems to be a very good option as far as a bigger rig! I know you guys will calm my nerves on this so I can get to building.