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Trouble keeping heat temp at 220 in the ECB

post #1 of 7
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I have an ECB and I usually use it with the water pan to allow my meat to be moist and juicy during smoking. However, I have trouble with my temps getting anywhere above 200 in this smoker.

I use Kingsford charcoal and I use the minion method to light them however my temps are always low.

Is there any mod that I can do to get the temps 225 -250 consistently?
post #2 of 7
There are many threads on here about modding the ECB.

http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...light=ecb+mods

Is just one example.
post #3 of 7
Many of us have used this as a model for our mods on the ECB. Works great!

http://www.randyq.addr.com/ecb/ecbmods.html
post #4 of 7
Make sure to drop by in Roll Call and introduce yourself and let us know how long you have been smoking and what equipment you use. Welcome to the SMF!
post #5 of 7
I would suggest a quality thermometer to be sure you really are not getting that hot. Mine was reading 70 degrees low. And the longer the smoke was on, the less accurate the thermometer was.
post #6 of 7
try using lump charcoal. it burns hotter and in my opinion tastes better too. if you like briquettes, use more or make sure that there is sufficient fresh air getting to the fire.
post #7 of 7
And FYI, the water pan does not make your meat moist and juicy. It's just there to act as a heat sink. biggrin.gif
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