Does the UDS need to be covered?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by mbarys, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    Just finalizing my uds build and wanted to know if it needs to be covered to prevent rust. I painted it with high temp spray paint. Just curious.

  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The outside will be ok, but the inside will rust if it isnt seasoned yet.
  3. wudy

    wudy Fire Starter

    I have a coverd patio over mine, but i do get rain on it from time to time and it hasent rusted yet. The black pipe nipples do have a little rust though. I may paint or just oil them.
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't cover my smokers.

    We have a damp and humid climate in the winter.  Covers can impede airflow.

    You can imagine the rest.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. Thanks. I painted all exterior so I should be OK then. Any suggestions on seasoning? Was going to smoke a fattie.
  6. wudy

    wudy Fire Starter

    I would spray the inside all over with Pam ,and burn a small basket of charcoal and wood just to coat and flavor every thing. You will love the UDS.
  7. Thanks, can't wait to try it out this weekend. I'll post a pic when I put it together tonight. Had to let the paint dry.
  8. Well, here it is. Can't wait to use it this weekend!


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