Hi All! I got hooked last summer when I decided I wanted to BBQ some ribs for the 4th. I asked around to get suggestions on how to make them. It quickly became clear that I should smoke them on my weber using the half charcoal/half water bowl technique. Holy moly those were tasty ribs! After that I went and picked up an ECB (el cheapo brinkmann for newbs like me) and started reading these forums and modified it a bit based on a lot of posts on this forum. I'm not really new to the forums, just to posting in them. I live in Seattle and LOVE the Q! ECB Mods: - Added real thermometer (I think it was char broil brand that that mounted through a hole in the lid) - Covered up the hole in the bottom pan with a piece of aluminum that could open and close - Added vents to the side of the bottom pan and installed a weber-brand circular vent cover - Not really a mod, but I've been using the minion method for the charcoal - And definitely filling the gap around the lid with foil A couple weeks ago I decided to move up to a horizontal style and bought a Char Griller Super Pro and side firebox from lowes. I'm thinking about modding it to work with pellets like the Traeger...we'll see. If anyone has ideas send them my way. A bit of a long intro, but I really appreciate all the info I've been about to get from this forum over the last year!!