I recentlly got a Char-Broil water smoker as a gift. I read a ton on here about modifying and was looking forward to it. However, I happened to run across the ECB in another store. To be exact it is the Brinkman Gourmet. After some inspection I noticed that some of the modifications have been incorporated into some new design...or so it seems. The bottom pan has a small hole in the bottom. The charcoal pan is slotted and also has several holes in it for ventilation. The charcoal pan fits inside the bottom pan which sits on the ground. The rest of the smoker with the water pan, door, and grill grates all lifts off of the bottom pans for super easy access to the fire. Makes it nice to give the pan a shake to get rid of excess ash. Also looks like they moved the temp gauge down a bit. Anyway, thought I see if anyone has seen this model and knows if it's old/new or whatever.