I'm new to this forum, but not to smoking. My tax rebate present to myself is going to be a Charbroil electric H2O smoker. I chose the Charbroil over the ecb because with the Charbroil, you can adjust the tempurature without modifying the smoker. I'm still going to put a vent in place of the tempurature gauge that comes with it and install a digital thermometer. Also, I'm going to put insulator wraps around it. After all that, I should be ready to use my new smoker. I got the information about the mods I'll make from this forum actually. Lots of good information here and I'm glad to be here.