עָטִין
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 01-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
SmokinSlowPoke
Knows what a fatty is.
 
SmokinSlowPoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-19-12
Location: Kansas City, MO
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Modified ECB

Good Morning All,

I just wanted to share some pics of the ECB I received for Christmas with the mods inspired by this thread
(http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=93517)

Basically I copied Hamilton's idea of using the lava rock pan to seal the fuel pan on the ECB and to create a way to control the flow of air to the unit. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking!

Also please excuse the mess, this was assembled in the unfinished portion of the basement in our new home so i havent had time to set up a work-bench.

1. This is a picture of extra materials i bought for the project, on the left is the lava rock pan that is mentioned in the thread above. The smoker rests perfect on the lip of the pan and creates a some-what air-tight seal between the smokers fuelpan and the unit. The grate is a Weber 7439 Smokey Joe Charcoal grate that will be used to create a gap between the fuel and the ash:

photo 2.JPG
photo 5.jpg


This Photo shows the mods done up to this point. I created exhaust points in the lid for the smoke to vent and added an instant read thermo and a (hopefully) better temperature gauge to better monitor the process:

photo 1.jpg
photo 3.JPG
photo 4.JPG


Next Came time to take the legs off of the ECB and mount them to the new Fuel-Pan stand. A pretty straight forward process, just use a paint marker and the legs as a template to drill your holes:

Brink2.jpg


The fuel pan that came with the ECB needed holes for the ash to fall through and a way for air to reach the fuel so I went to town, if you cant tell by now I'm not the most mechanically inclined person but i like to think i can get by

Brink3.jpg

The Battery on my drill died so i will go in tonight and finish the air vents on the side of the pan:

Brink4.jpg

So far here is my finished product. I still need to fabricate a damper for the air intake on the base pan and a support system to rest the charcoal grate. I plan on seasoning it this Saturday and taking it on a maiden smoke voyage sunday with some boneless pork shoulders and maybe a couple of sausages. prOn will be updated soon. Thanks for looking and for all of your wisdom, I spend alot of time here just lurking... its awesome. Might even have to enter a TD soon

Brink1.jpg
__________________
"Life is a Shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats"
SmokinSlowPoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
J'ville Grill
is Blowin Smoke!

 
Join Date: 11-18-10
Location: USA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nicely done! That should work great for you.
__________________
Rick
J'ville Grill is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-03-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
deguerre
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
deguerre's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-15-09
Location: Memphis, TN...Formerly of Decatur, AL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

YES! Fire that baby up and come join us in the Throw Downs!
__________________
Guerry >^..^< Pit Beeatch for Team Munchkin
Avatar by Northwest BBQ
I took the Art History Comps, and Passed on the first try.
deguerre is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
Wampus
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
Wampus's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-05-09
Location: Mooresville, IN
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Lookin good!
__________________
Big JT's Smokin' BBQ Competition Team

"The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped from underneath me, knocking the other out of the way, but I recovered and said to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.'"
-Abraham Lincoln
Wampus is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.