FirePan mod for the ecb gourmet

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by walking dude, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i did this, cause i couldn't find a grill grate to fit the fire pan........with these holes, i can shake the firepan, and have more ash fall out......if you notice........i place holes around the main vent hole in the ash pan this fits in......don't want ash building up in that hole, since i modded the ash pan like i did

    drilled 5/16ths' holes to start out with......this way if i need to, i can drill larger.......

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  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That should help out Dude. Like the full choke 12 Ga 00 buck at 40 yards heh!

    I like the side hole idea too...might just try that out.
     
  3. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    I think I like this idea better then buying a Grate also... Thanks WD..
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Rich........with the ecb gourmet, those side holes are oem.........it came/comes that way........
     
  5. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    I think I'm going to put in some expanded metal in the bottom as a trial run one day. Cut out the bottom of the charcoal pan and install expanded metal.


    I have two Cookin' Cajuns and they are designed just like the Gourmet. As a matter of fact I believe that's where the design originated.
     
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wave.........if you do that..........make sure its not on a wooden deck.......or the middle hole of the ash pan will let coals thru.......that it IF your ash pan HAS that middel vent hole
     
  7. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Well I just came in and from drilling my pan and either after dinner or tomm. after I clean out from this snow I will make the Air flow control for the bottom..
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  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    D88DE feels PROUD! ! ! ! ! !
    you did good
    and your fire pan is in better shape than MINE! ! ! !
     
  9. So did you have any regrets of doing this and not putting in grates?
     

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