Propane-mod trial run - Pork Shoulder (Q-View on the way)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 13spicerub, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    just did a propane mod to my ECB. trying it out for the first time with a pork shoulder. i figure thats the hardest thing to mess up on.

    I started at 1 in the afternoon. I was having trouble getting the temp to steady. There was a gap between the propane pan and the bottom of the smoker, so i caulked it up with some strip of foil. (if anyone has an better ideas to seal up the gaps let me know. still need to be able to use the charcoal pan, so thats sort of an issue)

    I got it lit and filled an empty half-gallon juice can with some chunks of mesquite. I covered the top with heavy duty aluminum foil to reduce flare ups. My problem with this is i could not pull the can out through the side door. I had to lift off the smoker and remove the can, which made all the foil i used to seal up the gaps fall out. This was frustrating.

    I smoked until 140 degrees. I foiled at 160. I toweled and put in cooler at 195 for about 90 minutes

    got all my pulling tools ready

    i had to rip a piece of the bark off, just to taste. I mean, 12.5 hours, i needed some gratification after all that.

    The bones pulled right out

    Threw a little finishing sauce on and it was done
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ben, can't wait to see the finished pork.[​IMG]
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Ben my brother did a mod like that useing a turkey fryer burner is that what u used? I looking to do the same. he says it works great.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  5. 13spicerub

    13spicerub Meat Mopper

    i'd love to show you but i don't know how to accurately portray via photographs me staring at the connecting hose for an hour and finally realizing that its screws in Counter-clockwise.

    i do have pics of the foil i used to seal up the gaps at the bottom of the burner pan. im trying to figure out a more permenant seal for the gaps while still being able to go back and use the charcoal pan.

    it's 11pm, its at about 180 degrees. i'm probably gonna be pulling pork at 2am, i should have pics by saturday afternoon or so.

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