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Has the ECB Group died?

Rings Я Us

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Oh.. all the years I missed in here.. it kinda ticks me off I wasn't in on all of it as it happened back a few years ago.. oh well..
 

steellord

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I haven't done much with my ECB yet. I set it up last fall and did a few mods to it. I did a pork butt on it and it came out great! I will be using it again this fall now that boating season in Michigan is done. Here is a pic of my set up and one of the pork butt I did last fall.
ECB smoker.jpg Smoked Boston Butt.jpg
 

thinblueduke

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Nice-looking setup, and that shoulder looks great!

It's also good motivation for me to fire mine up. :D
 

steellord

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Now that the boating season here in Michigan is done it's time to get the ECB out of the garage and do some cooking. I'm planning on doing a small 4-5 lb pork loin this Sunday. I'm figuring it shouldn't take more than a couple hours to be done.
Wish me luck, I'll share the results when it's done. :)
 

Rings Я Us

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Now that the boating season here in Michigan is done it's time to get the ECB out of the garage and do some cooking. I'm planning on doing a small 4-5 lb pork loin this Sunday. I'm figuring it shouldn't take more than a couple hours to be done.
Wish me luck, I'll share the results when it's done. :)
Wish you luck.. haha.. it's going to be barely in the 40s and raining tonight and tomorrow.. ok weather Sunday. 40 ish.
I'm going to make a huge 3 gallons of chili on my ECB and then Monday and Tuesday I'm smoking my buckboard bacon for 12 hours cold smoke.
 

Rings Я Us

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You did good setting yours up.. not much better you can do but maybe enclose the bottom . Hard to do without spare parts or make something from scratch.
 

steellord

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Well my second try didn't go so well. Pork loin was nice and juicy but the rub I used was unappetizing and the loin was also bitter tasting! Oh well better luck next time!
 

hawtsauc3

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I’ve been tempted to mod mine but I think sadly I’m just going WSM. The parts to mod them are just drying up. Lava pan is like $60 now. Smokey joes are $50 and then there’s still seal issues still. It’s just hard to dump like $100 into a solution thar might fail
 

smmmokin

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I’ve been tempted to mod mine but I think sadly I’m just going WSM. The parts to mod them are just drying up. Lava pan is like $60 now. Smokey joes are $50 and then there’s still seal issues still. It’s just hard to dump like $100 into a solution thar might fail
I think the idea of the ECB mods are to keep them cheap, and have fun doing it. Check Craigslist or Facebook marketplace for Smokey joes, I see them all the time for $10-$20. I also see ECB’s a lot for cheap. The water pan that came with the grill works fine.
 

hawtsauc3

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Well I did ditch mine to my neighbor who’s been using it a ton which makes me happy. I will say I do kinda wish someone brought the products back. They were a great deal at $40
 

cpresoz

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I'm glad I found this group. I got mine for free from a friend and made the standard mods and ideas from here and there. Closing off the bottom was key and if I get the charcoal and dampers right, I can maintain temp on it's own for up to 2 hours before touching it. I haven't tried a long smoke yet but will trying the minion method.
 

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