If not, then I'm happy to be the first. I did my first smoke yesterday and found you guys on google, and all of my questions had been asked and answered here already, and it helped me a ton!!!! I'm not normally one to join forums, but you all seemed so nice and friendly that I decided to give this one a go :) So HELLO from San Diego! And I suppose I should stay on topic and talk about my smoke.... I have what I am tickled pink to see that you have dubbed the ECB (it makes me giggle so much!) and did the test run yesterday. I had the temperature control issues that I've seen listed and am going to look into those mods I've seen linked. BUT the food still came out great... I did a chicken with a lemon herb rub, and a tri tip with a cayenne/orange/corriander rub. Looking forward to my next experiment. Random question: What do you all do with the water/fat/bubbly goo left in the water pan? I'm afraid to dump it down my toilet for fear of clogging my pipes... and i'm afraid to dump it on the ground for fear of it turning rancid and stinking.... so i currently have a pot of icky goo outside that i'm avoiding but need to deal with before it starts to stink!