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JAMON62
09-08-2009, 11:05 PM
To start off my wife and I went to a Blues & bbq festival about a month
ago.I started to talk to the smokers they was really cool.With info and
tips.so I got me a cheap smoker to start with the famous E.C.B.I didn't
even know what the hell that was til I came across this GREAT site.
So I made my modifications.Got me a 9&1/2lb.Butt.And used the info
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The cook was 10 1/2 hrs.The 1st hour or 2 was kind of hot at 275 to 300
sometimes.Then I was able to get a handle on the temps.to 250 to 275.
1st. time to use charcoal too!!!!!!
And it turned out AWESOME.Thanks to all the folks on this site for all the info!!!! I'm a smoker for life.The E.C.B is a great smoker to start with will use this for a while.Goin to try my hand at some Fatty's this weekened.
I always thought that was something different till I came across this site.
lol. Many THANKS again.
JIM

Odin the Dog
09-08-2009, 11:08 PM
Awesome first smoke!

NorthwestBBQ
09-08-2009, 11:09 PM
Way to go with the ECB. Nice bark and it looks yummy. How many times did you have to add charcoal?

JAMON62
09-08-2009, 11:37 PM
THANKS
Just about every 2hrs or so.Would add a handfull of coals and maybe
a chunk of hickory.Had to watch it when i added the hickory the temp
would start to climb.I think it might have been because it was dry.Left
the door open a little and brought the temp back down.
Would it be better to soak the wood a little before??

3 Rivers BBQ
09-08-2009, 11:38 PM
Nothing better than the first smoke.

Norcoredneck
09-09-2009, 07:12 AM
Great start.

BBQ Bandit
09-09-2009, 07:19 AM
The force is strong in this on.

Congrats!

blues_n_cues
09-09-2009, 07:22 AM
THANKS
Just about every 2hrs or so.Would add a handfull of coals and maybe
a chunk of hickory.Had to watch it when i added the hickory the temp
would start to climb.I think it might have been because it was dry.Left
the door open a little and brought the temp back down.
Would it be better to soak the wood a little before??

nice first smoke. no need to soak chunks-properly seasoned chunks won't absorb enough water to make a difference. try fewer briquettes when adding a chunk.

J_Don
09-09-2009, 07:24 AM
Great looking first smoke. As for soaking wood, I'm not really sure anymore myself. I have always been told to soak and then I joined the BBQ Brethern and found other websites like Amazing Ribs and ther are definitely differences in opinion. I'm trying both until I find out what works for me.