I went and found something very similar to an ECB and I am planning on smoking my very first butt this weekend. I need a little help determining how much charcoal to start out with. I would like to know the amount in terms of starter chimneys instead of pounds if that makes any sense. I am using lump charcoal. Also if anyone could tell me how many would chunks to start with I would really appreciate it. I have only been a member of this forum since the first of the week and I'm already addicted!!