Wow...you know it brings a tear to my eye to know that I lost a loyal friend for the past 6 years. Last night while attempting to clean out my BBQ Grillware Vertical smoker from a dump of the drip pan, the entire thing caught on fire (grease fire). The electric start melted, the dial for the propane melted, the hose from the burner to the tank melted and was blowing unregulated propane all over the bottom of the rig. The entire thing burned for ~45 minutes while I was inside getting ready for the grilling I was doing that night. I got 2nd degree burns on my leg and a small ache in my heart for a trusted friend. What I think happened was the grease clogged up the burner holes and this forced a flame right out of the front. Then the grease caught on fire. So now my hunt for all the stuff I need for a UDS is heating up...no pun intended. Just thought I'd share a major cluster**** so that others may learn something. It may turn into a charcoal smoker...this isn't the first time I've had issues with this rig though I love it.