How far east of KC? I grew up in Blue Springs (so probably still west of you), and was just curious. Still have most of my family and friends in Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, Indpendence, and Grain Valley.
I don't have the Brinkman Gourmet, just the plain ole' El cheapo. So my fire pan looks like a water pan. This damn ECB has produced some amazing Q. I also have the Brinkman SnP but unless I am smoke a loto f items I typically stick with using the ECB as it doesn't take much coal to get hot with the fire pan mod.
Ahhh, I'm with ya now! My bad, I forgot about the true ECB!!! My neighbor has one and loves it. I'll definitely have to recommend the holes in the bottom of the fire pan. Also have to recommend using something other than his deck to catch the ashes
Didn't really want to, and want to move back to be honest...I'm in NC now, moved out here for a promotion at work...As soon as I can get back I will. It feels like I'm still there quite a bit as I go back to see friends/family.