Near disaster for my ECB with pix!

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by pacnwsteve, May 22, 2008.

  1. Just moments ago we had a big wind come up and knock a huge branch (about a 35 footer) off of an old alder in our back yard. It totaled the bird bath and a couple of feeders but missed my ECB by mere inches! Here are some pix. Looks like I will be cutting up some alder for the wood pile. I hear its good for smoking, so its not all bad news! that's my el-cheapo honkey charcoal grill in the foreground (ECHCG), a nice compliment to my ECB.
     
  2. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW!
    It is windy down here today also...but not quite that windy!!
    I can't use alder it makes Cabana boy (my 15 year old) hurl...we used to go to my big brothers and he would always smoke with alder, ever time we left my kid was tossing his cookies...finally figured out it was the alder....
    Whew! you dodged a bullet there!!
     
  3. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOOHOO! Free smokin wood!
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That was your ECB telling you something... USE ALDER! ;{)
     
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You always store your smoker in the woods?? lol [​IMG]
     
  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OMG BBQbubba ~
    I spit riesling all over the key board, you are killing me smalls!
     
  7. Hey Bubba, I had to move the ECB to the back of my lot (the "woods") after some neighbor complaints on mothers day. I should take better care of it, I know, but what the heck, it's an ECB, right?
     
  8. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Can't imagine a neighbor complaining about that lovely aroma coming from your smoker...[​IMG]

    Careful you don't lose that thing behind a bush!! (camo mod) [​IMG]
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You got lucky my friend. Alder is really great with salmon, and some other stuff too.
     
  10. The BBQ Gods were looking out ya on that one.
     
  11. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That tree didn't have the intestinal fortitude to knock over as fine of an instrument as an ECB!
     

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