Man thay are breeding

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by jond, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Well, i originally started out with a CGSP about 8 weeks ago and thought that would be enough..... well, due to charcoal constraints and help from Brandsbay i have added to the fleet tonight :)

    As i'm only going to do smaller stuff until i source wood or more charcoal I bought an ECB as it will use loads less charcoal and it will fit in my shed :) Just need to make sure the model helicopter fuel is outta there lol.

    Here he is >


  2. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't ever have too many!

    (Note to self: buy some shiny black paint. Is that REALLY what mine looked like at one time! [​IMG] )
  3. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Yep, they sure do breed. I started with a gas ECB type till it rusted out. All that is left is the gas burner, use it as a wok stand now. Graduated to A Silver Smoker, then a year later got a WSM, then a year later a custom made Mini reverse-flow smoker. I call him Cooper. You'll like this:

    Whatever will next year bless me with?

    Good luck with yours and remember, we like pictures here.
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    jon...........check out this link, these mods will help you better control your temps...........i started OUT on that i use the gourmet version of the ecb for most of my smoking
  5. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    That looks great, i'm aspiring to something the size of one of the larger Langs. I plan to move to France in the next few years and hope to learn enough to be able to justify one, mind you the plot of land i'm looking at it 5 acres so no neighbours to annoy lol. I hoping to buy a MIG welder and get my engineering skills back in touch and build a real nice reverse flow on a trailer but i think the chopper trike vs smoker might be first ;)

  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    dude.........trikes are nice....had one.........but a PIA to steer
  7. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Cheers WD :)

    Seeing as the weekend weather doesn't look good for any smoking it looks like a modding day tomorrow if it turns up ;) failing that i'll have the bits ready :)

  8. shawnr5

    shawnr5 Smoke Blower

    I don't know what % fuel you run, but 65% R/C boat fuel works great in potato guns. You might have another use for your fuel besides the pointless exercise of trying to beat the air into submission.
  9. brandsbay

    brandsbay Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hey Jon,congrats on the ECB.
    Hope it turns up tomorow.
  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Trikes er great! Got a vw powered one ta finish up someday, just to many irons in the fire an the trike is a bit down on the list a projects, but it will get done! The reverse flow project is gettin mighty close ta the top a that list right now!

    It's amazin how many them smokers keep showin up, kinda like wayward pets!
  11. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I only burn 12.5 or 15% in the heli's currently, 40% in the 1/8th buggy.

    As for the trike i'm planning something Harley based I think, after the last off 2 wheels are no longer an option :( Looking at your family i'm gonna need the plot in France sooner rather than later ;)

  12. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Well, the ECB has arrived and has been assembled :) it's currently waiting for the weekend for seasoning and Q :)

    First questions.....

    1, There seem to be no adjustment in terms of choke or chimney, how do you control the temps on this thing or do they just do what they do and it's all in the design?

    2, The thermometer fits like a childs arm in an adult sleeve, any recommendations for securing it?


  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    jon.............guess you didn't read posts to this thread..........if its a plain ol ecb, then read back...........if its a gourmet...........i posted my link here in another post.........let me find it.........

    but for ONE, you don't use the thermo that came with it..........seal it in with some fireproof silicon.........and get a real one...........OR.........the ET-73 Maverick we been discussing..........
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  15. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks WD,

    I did read the posts and have had a good look at the mod thread but want to run the vanilla version before modding. It's currently in my living room awaiting it's christening ;)

    I have a spare decent thermo that i bought for the cgsp so fill figure a way of fitting that. I have an ET-73 and am considering buying another 1 or 2 but i have to check on channel conflicts, it may make sense to do 2 x ET-73's and 2x ET-7 which i believe is the 2 x food temp version as that should give me the maximum monitoring flexibility. If the std thermo is as good as the cgsp it will only be off by 100-150 degrees lol ;)

  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    true story THAT........lololol
  17. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Why wait? Season ASAP, then you can Q when ever you want to. I'd suggest nothing too big or complicated for the first run, then any disappointments in smoker performance, etc. won't be costly ones.

    Good smoke!

  18. jond

    jond Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Unfortunately at this time of year it's dark when i start work and dark when i get back and i also live very close to my neighbours.

    I'm hoping to season it now on Thursday pm as I have a call with the US and get home when it's light so may do it in the back garden during that under the grillzebo with the ECB keeping me warm ;)

    First run i'm not quite sure what to do. I'm thinking fattie plus a chicken based creation that should be done well before the 3 hr mark and see where we go from there ;)


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