Hi, I had a Brinkman for several years never did any mods to it, was unhappy with it and eventually threw it out,
recently I bought another one and did a little research and started doing mods to get it to work, first thing i did was added a thermometer and a homemade vent to the top, then i drilled a few holes in the fire pan, bought some 3/4" wood stove seal,
at this point I could cook low and slow no problem, then i decided to add a grate to the charcoal pan, while I was at it, I drilled several more holes in it. wow that made a huge difference, I couldnt keep the temps down after that, so i decided I needed a way to control the air intake, we have aluminum sheets at work that are raw on one side and precoated black on the other side, so I cut a 6 1/2" strip and made a skirt and a sliding vent door and pop riveted it to the bottom of the ECB, now it is finaly working great, I can control the temp.
another thing i am doing, not really a mod, but I accidently let it run out of water after cooking a roast and burned the water pan really bad, can't get it clean, so I have been buying these disposable aluminum pans at the dollar store, they work great and if i mess one up I'm only out a buck.
I have been thinking about getting a cast iron grill for it since I will most likely have this for several years, it is just my wife and I now that the kids are grown and off on ther own so we wont need anything bigger than the ECB, here is a link to the grill I was looking at, kinda pricey though, also a link to a few pics of my ECB
Edited by orlenz - 7/16/14 at 5:31pm