ok so here are the mods i made to my ECB Gourmet. I only made the charcoal pan mod and added a thermo from HD Char-Broil brand i think. only need a 3/8 hole. I have yet to see if i need to add a bottom vent and add a lide seal and top vent. i am basing my ideas on assuming that my ECB is a knock-off of a WSM, it seems it is alike in many areas except air control. well practice makes perfect! now here is a question for the ECB guru's: is there a temp difference between the lower grate and the upper grate? it seems like the bottom grate would be hotter that the top, so ABT's would go on top and say ribs, etc on the bottom grate? and i like the third grate that walking dude added-nice! here she is fresh out of the box charcoal grate mod: a weber charcoal grate and 4-1/2" 2" long carriage bolts with nuts and washers and "legs" different approach same result... and temp gauge installed ready to cook something!