Hey all- New to the board, but I have been smoking for 3 or so years. More failures in the begining than I would like to admit, but I am improving. Just found this site and there is a boatload of awesome info! I have smoked with a charcoal ECB, now I have the Charbroil electric ECB. I have gone through 2 heating elements and thermostats on the electric model in less than 7 months. So, I think I am going to convert to propane via the Afterburner conversion for $50.00 I saw it on gassmoker.com . Anyone have nay experiance with these? My problem is, I dont have the time to tend to the fire with family ETC. I do have a charcoal ECB that I still use when I have the time. Thanks ! Great site!