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Old 09-14-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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Join Date: 09-12-13
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Hey all!

Just got started with smoking. Bought a used ECB. Will be doing some modifications to it (as well as some repairs). I'd post a picture of it right now, but to be honest, it's embarrassing. :) It's a bit rusted (exterior) and it looks like it's been used more than it has. It needs a water pan and I'm going to be installing air dampers top and bottom (salvaged from an old charcoal grill). It'll also be getting a new paint job, a new thermometer and I'll probably add an addition grill to the charcoal bowl to get help with air circulation and having the ability for the ash to fall through.

I've said that my first cook is going to be a brisket, and I'm sticking to that. Having done some reading around here I'm going to go simple with the flavors (S&P, maybe some onion and garlic powder) but not push the profile too far. I figure with the brisket, even if it's over-done, it's still edible. And the wife and I do love us some brisket.

Here's the more official bio:
Name: Tim
Location: Stevens Point, WI
Age: 41
Experience: Grilling. Only grilling.
Interests: Guns, meat, grilling, cooking
Job(s): Firearms instructor, Part-Time at a meat shop (love that employee discount)
Goals: Smoke a turkey breast for Thanksgiving this year.

That's about it for now. After I get the ECB all dolled-up, I'll post some pics. But until then, I'll keep it under wraps for now.

Thanks for having me aboard! Look forward to learning lots!
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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Looking forward to seeing the finished ECB and the Brisket.

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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Welcome BrewGuyTim, hope to see you in "Q-Talk" forum...

Sounds like you are off to a good start on the ECB.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #7
Got rid of the matchlight.
Join Date: 09-12-13
Location: Stevens Point, WI

Thanks everybody.

With money being what it is right now, the ECB may be a longer project than it normally would be. Though, I've been scouring Amazon and Harbor Freight for what I'll be needing so with the next paycheck, the project starts moving faster.

So far, I'm $10 into this project (for the ECB and $0 for the old charcoal grill). I'm looking at probably another $65 in equipment (probe thermometer, water pan, 2 analog thermometers for the smoker and a chimney starter). For the $75 investment, I will most likely have a smoker that I have a chance at actually being successful. At least I hope so. :)

Anyway, time to go cut some holes in the Brinkmann. Thanks again everybody!
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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