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Has the ECB Group died?

Discussion in 'ECB Owners Group' started by mike65, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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..
     
  2. 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
     
  3. thinblueduke

    thinblueduke Meat Mopper

    Nice-looking setup, and that shoulder looks great!

    It's also good motivation for me to fire mine up. :D
     
  4. 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. :)
     
  5. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  6. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  7. 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!
     
  8. hawtsauc3

    hawtsauc3 Fire Starter

    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
     
  9. 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.