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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well I am almost done with my first smoke

2 briskets
2 pork loins
2 breakfast fatties
tray of ATB's

Everything was going well. The big issue I had with my ECB is the smoke died quickly. I soaked the wood chips, small chips, in water overnight. I tried right on the heating element. Smoked great but cooked away fast. I tried in a tuna can lined with foil. Took forever to get smoke and smoked out fast. I tried in a foil packet. That seemed to work best but I had to replace them every 30 minutes or so. Suggestions? All the swapping I think really prolonged this smoke. Some small cuts really took a lot longer than I would have guessed. Qview Coming soon. The ABT were awesome. They really won't last long. The wife took them and said I should put them inside to keep them safe from the bugs but she gave me a look that made think the bugs were the least of their concern.
post #2 of 15
Welcome to the forum. that's an ambitious smoke. I have a MES and I use chips and have to replace them every 30-40 minutes. You may not be to far off on your replacement time. Someone with your type of smoker should be along shortly to offer better advice.
post #3 of 15
Wow, can't wait to see the pics. That's awesome you just jumped right in!! I use a vertical Brinkman and put my chips in a loaf pan with a sheet of foil over it and a few holes punched in. It has worked the best for me so far. And of course I learned that here, along with everything else about smoking!!
post #4 of 15
No messing around eh, JB? LOL! Post those pix!
post #5 of 15
cant wait to see them qview
post #6 of 15
Looking forward to the Q View.
post #7 of 15
Wow, jump right in there. Hope everything comes out OK. Don't overdo those loins. As to chips.....NO.....use wood chunks, they will last much longer. Chips are for gas grills.
post #8 of 15
all i can say is "no pics, did'nt happen" lol....anxiously awaitin the qview
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok qview :)

More than just beef going on but I will just do it all as one.

First up the briskets

I pretty much used DaveNH's recipe here.


I was unable to find large briskets so I did 2 3lbers or so. I also did not have any chili powder on hand. Overall good but I think having everything for the rub is key. I should order Jeff's recipes. I had a hard time managing so many different items that needed to come out at difference times. I wonder if I should focus on one meat type per smoke to save heat opening and closing?

Next pork loins

I did this on from Dutch


Damn good sauce. Loin tasted great. I think I overcooked it a little. I got it to 145 and then foiled it and put it in the cooler with blankets. Flavor was there but not a ton of juice inside.



I did that one but I also added some garlic salt and some worsch sauce. I also replaced the bacon with lil smokeys. Fantastic though a little inconsistant with how cooked they were. My wife got one that was SUPER spicey and that scared her off the rest.


I also did 2 breakfast fatties. I clearly did not get enough sausage for 2 and everything sort of fell apart. I mushed it all back together and stuck it in the freezer for a bit. I then took it our and hid it all under bacon. Wonderful. I used 50/50 regular and spicy breakfast sausage. sauteed some mushrooms, green peppers and onions and folded in 4 eggs. It was great. I am not a big breakfast sausage fan but the smoke really made it taste good to me.

Thanks for the input, I shall be doing this a lot more.
Mahogony sauce

spiced briskets




smokin 2

brisket done

loin done

abt done. There were a lot more :P

post #10 of 15
Oh it definately happened biggrin.gif

Great smoke you got there,looks real tastey.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 15
Great job!!!, nice smoke rings!!!

You should be plenty proud, another smf triumph!!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #12 of 15
Everything looks great...great job!!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 15
Wow, I don't think I'd take on that much at once, great job!! smile.gif
post #14 of 15
I'd ask for some left-overs, but by the looks of things, I know better! Awesome job and welcome!
post #15 of 15
Hmm, abt's with out bacon. PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
You just gotta have bacon. PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
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