Hello, I just wanted to share some mods that I had done yesterday (12-12-09) to my hand-me-down ECB. I still have some mods to do: 1.) Switch the legs to the outside of the smoker and place some pavestones under the firebowl. 2.) I am looking for some type of expanded metal to put into the firebowl to raise the coals off the bottom of the firebowl. If I cannot find the expanded metal I am going to take a grate I have from a smaller grill and cut it to size with a plasma cutter. 3.) I would like to go ahead and repaint this so it will get a facelift. Below are some pics of my process on the ECB. I am going to smoke for the first time today. I am going to do a picnic size pork shoulder. I will post throughout the day.