I had been using an ECB for the past year or so and though I have not posted here much I learned quite a bit, and had sevearl successful smokes using the mods here and the Minion method. I also grilled with the ECB a LOT, and had no problems.
Got the Char Broil put together and have not smoked on it yet, but have grilled on it twice. I'll sort out the heat issues (need to use a lot less charcoal with this one!), but what is everybody doing with this as far as cleaning out the ash? This one doesn't have the removable tray and I used a double thickness of tin foil underneath the grate-- and of course it tore when I was trying to take it out and got ash everywhere.
Maybe I'm stupid, but there has GOT to be a better way. Is there one, or is this a good smoker but a PITA to grill with?