My name is Jason and I am new to this website and new to smoking. My Fiance got me a GrillPro Charcoal for christmas(essentially the same as an ECB). I added the suggested mods(adjustable vents on the bottom, screen down the center of grillpan, etc.)
First try was attempting jerky on a windy night. Lesson learned...the top cover thermometer was reading VERY low, so i kept trying to get the heat up, i open up the lid after two hours and the jerky is burnt. So I went out and bought a digital thermometer and a Pork Butt, and went for it. Here is were I am at right now with it:
I was wondering if I could toss out a few questions to everyone, as I have no idea what I am actually doing:
-It is only 3.5lbs, can I get away with not foiling and still finish in a reasonable time(I am thinking refilling the carcoal in this thing will not be a picnic, like to avoid doing it if possible)?
-Should I mop it? If so with what? I bought a cleaning spray bottle to spritz with.
Thanks for Everyones help!