This is my modified ECB. I made the usual mods. Top vent, added vents and legs on charcoal pan and moved smoker legs to the outside. My charcoal pan wasn't the most stable so I use a Smokey Joe bottom as a charcoal pan. The Smokey Joe is higher than the modified ECB charcoal pan. I had to raise my ECB a couple of inches so the charcoal wasn't too close to the water pan. A friend of mine made the new legs. Top Vent The threaded rods made for an unstable pan Vented charcoal pan Smokey Joe vents and legs are better New longer legs. Original in the front Lit and loaded Minion method I use a large pizza pan to catch ashes Left: Taylor remote thermometer. I use it for smoker temps. Right: Taylor for meat temp. My addition. She's got 3 more racks in the top section. Still need to work on temp control. Only got to 176 degrees F at the top during a test cook. The top rack in the bottom section was 250F. Any recommendations?? I also have a Charbroil Silver Smoker. I made the normal mods (baffle, lowered smokestack, seal gaps, charcoal basket and tuning plates), I'll post pics.