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Mrew78 01-05-2013 10:16 PM

My first smoke, ever!
 
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So I finally got a chance to use my new ECB. I haven't done any mods to it, but now I understand why they are needed. It did great keeping the temp at 220 until I had to refill the water pan, after that I couldn't get it above 200. But everything came out great!

BobM 01-05-2013 10:44 PM

Looks good! :thumb:

HankB 01-05-2013 10:51 PM

Looks pretty good. :thumb:

On my WSM I do not worry if the water pan runs dry before the end of the smoke. It's there to help keep temperature from getting too high and by that time the charcoal is burning down and things are pretty settled. In fact, I use the amount of water left as a measure of how well I control temperature. Too hot and it boils off. Good control and there is still some left. I'm not familiar enough with the ECB to know if the same rationale applies.

Bludawg 01-05-2013 10:53 PM

Nice looking bird pieces/parts. Just a suggestion> stop with the water put 2" of NEW unscented cheap dollar store cat litter in the pan and foil over it. Since it is made from clay it is is a better heat sink than water, your temps will stay constant, your fuel will last longer.

Mrew78 01-05-2013 11:02 PM

Thanks for the tips! The legs were perfect with wonderful smoke flavor, I had them on the top rack. The whole chicken was on the bottom rack, very juicy but very little smoke penetrated it.

landarc 01-05-2013 11:04 PM

Those look nicely done

djoseph74 01-05-2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Mrew78 (Post 2318477)
So I finally got a chance to use my new ECB. I haven't done any mods to it, but now I understand why they are needed. It did great keeping the temp at 220 until I had to refill the water pan, after that I couldn't get it above 200. But everything came out great!

Looks good! Welcome to the club!

code3rrt 01-05-2013 11:07 PM

Looks very good!

gtr 01-05-2013 11:08 PM

Those look nice! I started on an ECB - I really had some fun with that thing.

Fo Sizzle My Nizzle 01-06-2013 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2318530)
Nice looking bird pieces/parts. Just a suggestion> stop with the water put 2" of NEW unscented cheap dollar store cat litter in the pan and foil over it. Since it is made from clay it is is a better heat sink than water, your temps will stay constant, your fuel will last longer.

Cat crap isn't a good heat sink? Wtf.

BBQ_MAFIA 01-06-2013 06:32 AM

Congrats on yor first cook with the ECB. The chicken legs look great.

Mrfish 01-06-2013 08:31 AM

Nice looking bird, I would make bones out of that in a heart beat.

I use sand as a buffer only because my family (House full of women) would freak at cat litter. Don't see any problem with it though

MountainCityOutlaw 01-06-2013 08:37 AM

Great looking bird, welcome to a new addiction!!

Kathy's Smokin' 01-06-2013 08:48 AM

Congratulations on a fine first cook!

trance309 01-06-2013 08:49 AM

Looks awesome. Great job !!


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