Trying to Mod ECB

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by bunky, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    I have been doing some mods to my ECB and it must be an older unit it has the round Dowel Handels rather then the flat wood style.

    I have been trying to find a Grate for the charcoal pan but haven't had much luck.. I read on Randy's site and he says he used a Smokey Roe Grate (13") Well the top opening of my pan is only 12 3/4" at the widest I found that a Charcoal Grate from a Smokey Joe is 10 1/2 inches and would work even if I have to add blocks under it...

    Well no one locally has one so I called Weber and they refused to sell me parts if I don't own a grill...

    Does anyone else have a suggestion for a grate or where I might find something similar??
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    is this a gourmet version?
    with the lift off body?
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I found them at Home Despot. ;{) Or..lie to Weber. Don't they know where their bread is buttered? Weird.
     
  4. Try ACE Hardware, or any hardware store, HD, Lowes, theyll have them. Good Luck!
     
  5. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    This one is a regular smoke and grill..

    I tried to lie to Weber but they wanted me to register my grill ...
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Allright you got a pict of it? Have you tried Ace or the others?
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    smoke and grill.........thought you was talking a verticle water smoker........and PISS on weber.........guess they hate making money
    geez
     
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have plenty of hardware wire around here-I cut a piece close to the shape bent over the ends and whala-I have a pretty simple grate-burned off real good of course-has lasted alot of smokes so far-when It goes bad I make another.
     
  9. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Well I just got off the phone with ace and they have one For $8 I will be going there tomm...

    Walking Dude the smoke N Grill is a Verticle Water Smoker


    I the smoke N Grill or the gourmet Better??? I know where I can get a Gourmet..
     
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i like the gourmet better........easier to add charchol and wood chunks.....

    i have posted mods on it here.........

    i have used ecb's for over 20 years
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    WOW talk about a plateau!! Cripe! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Well I went and picked up a Gourmet today (from the sale I got the ECB) i saw it the other day but the Water pan and grates were missing so i passed it up...

    Well I brought the gourmet home and the grates work out of my ECB but the water pan is too small...

    Was the water pan out of the gourmet a different size???

    I'm thinking of taking the brackets out of the ECB
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah bunky.........those water pan won't cross over......the grates will........but not the pan

    if nothing else..........email the brinkman site........bet they will send you one free of charge...........if nuthing else i would go back on the retailer who sold it to you
     
  14. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Ok I got most of the mods complete and I'm about to install and after market thermometer.. Should I put it in the top of the lid or in the front at grate level??
     
  15. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    mine is in the top lid.......at the top grate level
     

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