So After this weekend I realized a few things, 1. I need a cover for my uds, because the caps that I put over the holes are not really water tight. 2. I need a routine for keeping it clean. the grate on it was beyond nasty. the grate is easy just clean it after I am done cooking, however I had about 2 inches of water/ash mixture from the rain and burnt charcoal in the bottom of the barrel. So for those of you that let your UDS sit outside in all weather conditions, what do you do to your UDS to keep it in the best condition possible? Is there a cover that works for it? I could buy some outside vinyl and have my mom make a custom cover for it, but that would take some time..... if there one I could buy for cheap I would rather do that. also if your uds sits for a while (or gets nasty inside like mine did) what do you do to clean it out? dish soap to the sides and a good scrub brush and then re-season it?