Mods on my ECB

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by mnsmokin, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. mnsmokin

    mnsmokin Fire Starter

    Gonna be doing the mods to my ECB and I wanted to make sure that I am getting them all. I'm gonna move the legs from inside to the outside of the drum, put an adjustable vent in the lid, a better thermometer, drilling 8-10 holes in the bottom of the charcoal pan, and drill 3 holes into the edge of the charcoal pan and stick in threaded rods in them for legs.

    Also was thinkin of putting a grate in the bottom of the charcoal pan to let the ashes fall and not snuff out the unburnt charcoal. Thinking of leaving 1/4" between the bottom of the pan and the grate. Will this work or is this not usually a problem?

    When I set the lid on top there is a gap around the outside. Is there anything I could do besides stuff it with tin foil everytime or should I just leave it alone?

    I know this was kinda long but I want my ECB to rock (as best as it can)[​IMG] Thanks again----Pat
  2. I would leave closer to 1" space. 1/4" would get plugged up pretty fast on a longer smoke.

  3. jclind1966

    jclind1966 Newbie

  4. mnsmokin

    mnsmokin Fire Starter

    Is there any other mods that I am missing?
  5. jclind1966

    jclind1966 Newbie

    I would add an adjustable vent to the bottom of the charcoal pan. If you use threaded rod for the pan I would also add a piece sheet metal a few inches under the charcoal pan held in place with a couple of nuts to catch ash and embers from the pan. Still use it on a fire proof surface.

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