All wood in the ECB

Discussion in 'Pork' started by richtee, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Have been slow/cold smoking a country cured 16.5 lb ham from the"Pig Party" thread over the last few days. It had cured 25 days, and it was time to get some smoke on it. Anyway....

    After the 2 or so hours of a small pile of oak/hickory burning out under it yesterday, I wanted to do ribs for the NHL Allstar skills comp last nite. BUT..outta lump!

    Oak to the rescue! Cut up 3 good sized splits and preburnt probably 5 lbs over the turkey fryer, and dumped into the pan. Was REALLY surprised with the amount of heat I got, albeit it did not last long, but I expected this and had another preburn going 15 min. after the initial.

    Tossed in small chunks of hickory on occasion, and kept the oak coals flowing.

    I was REALLY impressed with the quality of the smoke flavor! And the smoke ring... well, let's just say they were durn near "hammy", and no...no TQ in my rub heh.

    I'm gonna try this again soon. It's a pain in the backside with darn near constant attention, but I'll have to say... UNLESS it was dumb luck- the flavor was superior to any I have gotten with lump for heat.
     
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've done that with squite & ironwood also Rich,pre burned part way first.Hickory and apple chips added for the Other smoke-sur keeps temps up there.And ya requires constent attention.whatever works heh?
     
  3. wavector

    wavector Smoking Fanatic

    Here, Here!
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm sure your next smoke will be E to the Tee...
     
  5. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sounds good but where are the pics?
     
  6. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    did it even happen?[​IMG]

    I didn't see any smoke ring, did you guys?
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    YAH.......No Q-View ..........didn't happen..........lolol

    i have a ton of ash to burn this year........but if it takes constant attention........will wait to try it, after it warms up and i can sit beside it and tend it.........climbing stairs up and down every 15 minutes would wear this old man out..........

    i take it, you have a gourmet ecb?
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I actually have a Gourmet as well as the standard, but the standard is my main unit. The Gourmet was a freebie electric I gutted and use for the second stage of the ECB "squared".
    [​IMG]
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds cool but where the q-view?

    Kookie
     
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sometimes Kookie, time does not allow, or hunger does not. I DO have testimony from NCSweet and several other people if required ;{)
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    man, i could SWEAR............that i can find posts where you said.........

    no q-view didn't happen..............hmmmmmmmmmm

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't think I EVER said that D88de. While I understand it's premise, it is patently unprovable that it did NOT happen. Or did. "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it..."
     
  13. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good rich!!!
     

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