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I got tired of not being near a BBQ place when I had the taste for ribs, brisket, or pork so I went out and bought an ECB. I had no idea what I was getting into but after putting the smoker together and a quick read of the directions it was off to Costco for my first foray into the greatness of smoked baby back ribs.

I got the ribs prepped, the fire started, and on went the ribs. The ECB leaked like a sub with a screen door - there was no way to regulate airflow and consequently, getting the temperature right was a crap shoot. The ribs were awful - they came out the color of the inside of the smoker after the first try; charcoal black.

Then, I went online and found several ECB mods. I took the best examples and set out to make my ECB workable. This is what I came up with. I did a test burn this past weekend and after a few tweaks and some trial and error, I managed to control the temperature.

My bride is at the market as I'm writing this - her mission is to fill the holes in my choices of spices for a pork rub. Tomorrow, a Boston Butt goes into the ECB - can't wait.
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Welcome to SMF Acemakr. I checked out your link; must say those are some nice mods to your ECB. If I ever get mine back from the oldest daughter, I'll have to incorporate those intake dampers into it.

You're gonna love this place!
post #3 of 12
Welcome and good luck on the butt....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the site, hope you get it rubbed down and have a successful smoke.
And don't forget the pics icon_wink.gif
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First off welcome Ace to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #7 of 12
Welcome aboard, Ace.
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
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Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

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post #9 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #10 of 12
Hello Ace, and welcome to the SMF! Glad you joined us. Good mods on that ECB, I'll bet you turn out some good BBQ on it now. Good luck with the Butt smoke, and keep us posted.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #12 of 12

Welcome aboard!

Welcome, lots of great stuff here, and some mouth-watering pictures too.
Good luck with the ECB, and remember to anchor it down when the wind blows-I read about some that blew away across the yard.
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