I found this forum a week or so ago and have been getting caught up on this and the Brinkmann TMLE.. I think I've decided to go with this over the TMLE.. Has anyone done a thermometer swap on tis? Is it needed? I'm thinking of painting the whole thing with the 2000 degree engine paint. Do i want to throw additional coats on the inside before seasoning it, or should I mainly worry about the outside? Looking forward to firing this up after vacation in a couple weeks.