Got an ECB for Xmas and have only smoked a beer butt chicken so far. The ECB is bone stock jones,…(with no mods) It came out ok. Just ordered the Smoking Essentials book, a thermometer, rope gasket and a grate for the charcoal pan. The temperature during my first smoke was all over the place. Way too hot and then way too cool. And with this being my first time smoking, not really all that sure how to adjust to get the temp on track. Hopping after I make a few mods my next smoke will be more enjoyable!!