I finally fired up the new ECB yesterday... what a different experience that was, compared to my CG! I had previously modified this unit by adding two top vents, a bottom slider vent, added a charcoal grate, and sealed the lid to the body somewhat. All seemed to work well, but at first, my temps were SPIKED! I finally got it "settled down" to 300 - 325 and smoked a fatty (which turned out awesome, BTW). Here's the question(s): What are you ECB owners using for fuel? Lump? Briquets? I used lump and a couple of chunks of hickory. I filled the water pan about half full with water. I am thinking that the lump burns too hot for this unit...? I did take some Q-view of the event, which I will post later this afternoon.