Nice job with the mods on the ECB. With all the parts from the ECB, you could have found a 55 gal drum and had a very nice UDS. Sorry just being a smarta$$. When you do get to the point you want something larger, cannibalize the ECB. The charcoal basket, handles and grate brackets work great in a UDS. Be sure you post picture of your first cook. I like picture, I don't read so well.
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