I've owned my first ECB since back in 2000. Never smoked in it. Two years ago, on the 4th of July, I was BBQing at my sister's house in town and less than 1/2 hour after I took the meat off the grill someone came and stole it. Hot charcoal and all. Needless to say I had to have another. So I found one is very decent shape at a yard sale complete for $10. I decided right then I was going to learn to smoke. I started on this site and since then I can't stop smoking. I've smoked 12# briskets, pork roast, tons of ribs, a whole turkey (incredible!), salmon (heaven next to the ribs). I only use Lump charcoal and I experiment with different soaked woods.
My dilemma is this. I need a tad more room! Has anyone devised an add-on to the ECB so that you can smoke moreat one time? I find the max spare ribs I can do is 2 slabs. I use a rack that holds them vertically.
One thought I had was to find another ECB for cheap. Leave the legs on the INSIDE. Set that one ON TOP of original ECB with the legs sliding inside so that they are stacked. The devise a door (obviously have to cut one) so that meat can be accessed without removing the lid. The only other way to do it is omit cutting the door and just have them stacked but then you're needing help LIFTING both ECB's at once off the charcoal and when they both have meat in them you've got considerable weight not to mention being top-heavy and awkward to manage.
So any BETTER ideas? If not, what do you think of the "stacking method'?
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