So guys, I may have crossed the line here but I had to do something for those long cooks. The thought of cooking a decent sized Boston Butt on my ECB and charcoal was giving me nightmares. I have cooked many different foods on my ECB but never more than 3 or 4 hours worth.
I have been looking at both the Afterburner V LP ECB conversion kit and on You Tube there is a pretty sweet video a guy made about using the Brinknmann Outdoor Cooker Stand Mdl # 815-4005-S and setting the ECB over it.
The Afterburner is pretty impressive in that it seals up the bottom of the ECB. You have to remove the legs completely to use it and I really didn't want to hack up the pan so I could get it on around the legs, so I decided on the Brinkmann mod. The prices are similar, but a commenter on the You Tube video suggested adding a piece of 10 inch vent pipe to keep the wind from getting to the flame. So I bought the vent pipe too, making the price difference only a few bucks.
There is another reason besides the removal of the legs. Although leaving the legs on makes it simple to swap back to charcoal at any given moment... like if I'm running out of propane. The other reason is the burner can be used for other things, like boiling a lobster pot or cooking up some brew or using it as a side burner while tailgating or whatever I just think it is more versatile.
I will let you know. Mine arrives on Friday. Just in time to play with over the weekend.
Here is the embeded video:
Edited by bobank03 - 8/9/13 at 4:29pm