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Paulmark
12-11-2009, 04:24 PM
I got a ecb free from craigs list. I added the charcoal grate from an 18" weber to the pan(mounted on 4 inch and a half ss screws) and finally got around to trying it. I brined a 12 lb. turkey for 24 hrs. I used kingsford with hickory chunks. I've never seen so much smoke while q'ing! I hate the temp gauge on it, but it stayed in the "ideal range" and pulled it when the breast was at 175. The blackest turkey I've ever seen!
Anyway, tossed the skin, the meat was wonderful. I tore it apart and bagged it. I have "plans" for it this weekend....pron to follow.:smile:

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab60/Paulmark123/Tri-tip002.jpg?t=1260569734

A little tlc and it should be ok
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab60/Paulmark123/ECBturkeyfirst006-1.jpg?t=1260570107

JiveTurkey
12-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Props for trusting that POS temp gauge! Add some air vents to the lid and you'll have yourself a purdy good cooker (and less blackend soot covered skin). My ECB rocks now that I did the mods.

landarc
12-11-2009, 04:29 PM
What are you used to smoking on? Seems like if you can see too much smoke, you probably got a lot of creosote build up. Glad the meat turned out.

Paulmark
12-11-2009, 04:33 PM
Props for trusting that POS temp gauge! Add some air vents to the lid and you'll have yourself a purdy good cooker (and less blackend soot covered skin). My ECB rocks now that I did the mods.
Cool, thanks I'll do just that:biggrin:

What are you used to smoking on? Seems like if you can see too much smoke, you probably got a lot of creosote build up. Glad the meat turned out.
I got a kettle that I'm used to, that's why I hesitated to use the ecb. Thanks.:smile:

BlkJeep
12-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Dad has one of these behind his house that hasn't been used in years. I think you have talked me into taking home and tricking it out. But man I love my UDS.... Nice brid tho...

JiveTurkey
12-11-2009, 05:32 PM
I pimped mine out. Works great now that I did the mods ( I think I said that already ;).

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/bbq/DSC02200.jpg

Paulmark
12-11-2009, 10:34 PM
I pimped mine out. Works great now that I did the mods ( I think I said that already ;).

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/bbq/DSC02200.jpg

Very nice JT, very cool looking too. Where did the top vent come from?:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

JiveTurkey
12-12-2009, 02:29 PM
It came off of an old grill in the junk pile in the yard. One of the square cheap wallmart grills that last 6 months before they fall apart. I took a wire wheel to the vent and shined it up real nice, drilled a few holes in the lid and called it done.

ECB's unite!

jacobgiles
12-12-2009, 02:35 PM
i added more inlet holes on the bottom of mine and a damper that can close them all or open completely, i also seal the lid with foil when i use it and i added a chimney with a damper and i can dial in the temp pretty good with mine. mine turns out some good bbq. good luck with yours.

deguerre
12-12-2009, 02:37 PM
Sweet.:cool:

Phubar
12-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Nice cooker Paul!

Paulmark
12-13-2009, 11:36 AM
i added more inlet holes on the bottom of mine and a damper that can close them all or open completely, i also seal the lid with foil when i use it and i added a chimney with a damper and i can dial in the temp pretty good with mine. mine turns out some good bbq. good luck with yours.
Thanks much. Sure would like to see some pics of yours:smile:

Dad has one of these behind his house that hasn't been used in years. I think you have talked me into taking home and tricking it out. But man I love my UDS.... Nice brid tho...
Thank you. Good luck with yours..I really need to do more mods to mine, I'm not really satified yet..I'm thinking of doing a UDS.:smile:

Sweet.:cool:
Thank you.:smile:

Nice cooker Paul!
Thanks Phubar, I'm going to do something with the turkey today..Pron to follow.:biggrin:

Phubar
12-13-2009, 11:57 AM
You know what I want!:-D

Paulmark
12-14-2009, 12:34 AM
You know what I want!:-D
Kinda late but better then never.:smile:

NorthwestBBQ
12-14-2009, 01:54 AM
What a lovely shade of greenish blue. :-P

Phubar
12-14-2009, 02:42 AM
What a lovely shade of greenish blue. :-P


...minty fresh color!