I just got a freebee ECB. For ease of use, I wanted the electric conversion kit, but as I live in the UK with 230V ac, the kit with its 110V ac feed is unsuitable.
So I am considering making my own electric conversion kit using a 2500W oven heating element, a capillary thermostat, a metal tray, lava rocks, other misc items.
My question you kind sirs out there, who may have done this already is,
1. Is the 2500W element an overkill? Its the most readily heating I can buy. ( The bulb of the thermostat will be sited just under the top grill support. )
2. Are the lava rocks really needed? I'm using them, only because Brinkmann use them in their design. I notice in other 'cabinet' type electric smokers, that lava rocks are not used.
3. Any tips/advice is greatly appreciated.