I bought an electric ECB about a month ago do to price and supposed ease of use (2 young boys running around and not much time to babysit the smoker). I've used it twice now with less than desirable results. The meat seems to have a stale smoke flavor. Is it me, or should the lid have a vent? The lid doesn't seal well, but I would think there should be more airflow.(in and out). I haven't come across many mods on these. Am I wasting my time with it? As I said, the price is a big factor and I am in the process of a drum build so I don't want to buy something else. Any Ideas? BTW can't get enough of this site. Love the Qview everyone!!