Folks seem to be interested in the ECB Mods so I decided to put together a pictorial of sorts that show the Mods I’ve done. I’ve successfully smoked ribs half a dozen times or so with great results.
The Stock ECB out of the box is not a very good smoker. Temp control is very difficult unless you get it right the first time, with right amount of coals, temps will be off the charts. Adding charcoal is a challenge since everything is enclosed.
First Mod I made was the Thermometer. This was great but only drove home the fact that I need to control the temps. I installed some basic Weber vents that I got off Amazon; they come in packs of 4. I also installed a oven door seal around the lid. Held in place by red RTV and stainless steel screws. These mods were great but I knew I needed to do something with the charcoal pan.
I ordered a Brinkmann Replacement Aluminized Charcoal Pan & also the Lava Pan. At this time I only used the Charcoal Pan. I simply mounted the legs on the pan and elevated the existing charcoal pan on 5 inch bolts. This configuration allows me to lift off the grill and tend to the coals without disturbing the meat. The grate on the bottom of the charcoal pan is a small Weber grate I got from ACE.