Howdy all! My first attempt at smoking with the ECB produced some difficulty controlling the temp...I found this site and it appears to be a common problem. So, I lurked for a day or two reading all the fantastic post from you fine folk, found the "Mods" and jumped right in! Here she sits just waiting for some cosmetic surgery. First mod...the grate up off the bottom of coal bin for better air flow. 3 bolts just like y'all... Next I thought I'd try to get control of the intake so I rigged up a simple flap. Obviously this is "open"... And here is "closed". Not sure if this mod is necessary, but we'll see. Next, temp readout. Had a hard time finding a thermometer with high enough scale, and I didn't want to start with an electronic having read many bad comments on them, so a candy therm seemed like an idea. Got a couple corks and a grommet...tried the grommet first. Looks and fits good... Sits nicely just below rack... Hopefully the grommet won't melt at 250 degrees, but I'll find out today as I'm smoking a baby back slab. Thanks for the tips all! Anyone got a link to a nice baby back rub?