There is such a wealth of information on here that has been soooo very helpful. Just today i benefited from so many peoples advice.
Thanks to whom ever told me linseed oil puts a coat of armor on metal. The inside of my drum and my lid have what seems like a coat of armor on them...i'm not worried at all about rust.
Thanks to JJ for an incredible finishing sauce...great ribs tonight on the maiden voyage for my newly built UDS
Thanks to all the people saying how good UDS cookers are... incredibly efficient, w/ in a 30 minutes i was emptying my ash and the all the left over charcoal was cool as a cucumber.
What a great forum and helpful people. Thanks