New to the forum and am in the process of doing the mods to my ECB. I live in Bristol in England and this is my first smoker so not only a newbie to this site I am a novice when it comes to smoking. Have currently put holed in the charcoal pan and have got a grill to get the coals raised off the bottom. Have a thermometer gauge which i fit this week and am wondering if I need to do the airflow regulator and does it make a lot of differnce. I am quite excited to use it as the first two times was without mods and was quite a struggle so am looking forward to better results.
Have also seen something about the gap around the lid and am wondering whether I really need to fill this. Have seen that someone has used some rope to fill the gap. Again is this gonna mke a massive difference.
Anyway any help with this smoker would be massively appreciated as I am determined to use this and get good results from it as opposed to spending hundreds of pounds on a Weber or the like.