Originally Posted by ButtBurner
there is a big difference in them
I know, I've had both - my latest ECB was a freebie off Craigslist... which I use for camping etc. after some mods, using the minion method and not overloading the charcoal, I get decent temps and it serves up good slow cooked food.
The sealed bottom on the Gourmet comes with its own set of problems, i.e. lack of airflow, trouble getting hot enough, and keeping coals burning. As I've stated, mods are needed to keep either of them reliable. Really it comes down to what he wants to do, deal with a hot fire or deal with no fire.