This weekend I smoked some chicken and pork again, this time it came out much better then the first. I had a little party for 7 friends and they were all very stoked on the turn out. First of my problems was the weather. It would be sunny one second and then hailing or snowing the next causing my temp to go up and down. But the bigger problem was ash covering my burning coals. I had to dump some decent coals out for new ones in frustration. I now have the ecb charcoal pan with legs and about 6-8 nickel size holes in the bottom of the pan.