I have an ECB I won at a bowling fundraiser and just got it put together. I know what mods need to be done to make it work reasonably well. I have a couple questions about it though.
It looks like the water pan sits just under the lower grate on a set of stepped brackets, is this the way it should be or should I add some long bolts above the water pan to separate these?
I also read a post here where an ECB user put a foil pan of water on the lower grate and filled the ECB water pan with sand and covered it with foil??? Is there a reason he did this?
I also want to add a better temp gauge to this unit and have seen them mounted on the side and also on the dome lid. Is there an
optimum place to mount this? I also plan on getting a dual probe thermometer but that may be awhile due to money constraints. The wife has a single probe I can use to monitor meat temps until then. I'm hoping to get the sealing rope, temp gauge, and some Weber replacement dampers this week.
Here is a pic of my ECB and the Smoky Joe grill I had that I plan to use as my fire bowl.
Thanks in advance for any help.