My new ECB , a family affair

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by williamzanzinger, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ill start the q view with the reason I HAD to re-up on my el Cheapo. I had revived her doing a couple of chickens with awesome results with a cookie cooling rack as my Grate. I made the mistake of upping the anti with a 5-6# prime rib. Figuered a few turns and id have the crispness I was looking for. Went inside for 10 minutes tops, when I came back out, the grate had bent and the rib was entrenched in flame atop the coals. I did finish cooking it and carved away the creosote crust and we ate. Not good. So i decided I needed to refurbish.

    So today at wlmart I put out the 30 bucks they were asking and got a new one. My 8 year old son put it together. My 12 year old son made the ABTs start to finish(of course I smoked). While he was doing them I was curing her. Later we fired up the pan again and roasted the abts. Damn. I got to say they were the best Ive EVER had. As convienient as electric is, nothing beats hardwood coals and hickory pieces.

    Took them off, couple more coals nad now I consider her ready for something else. In with the baby backs-mustard ,rub and fennel seeds(most of them will fall off but not before imparting thier flavor)
    Ill post thier finished q with taste results.
  2. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Oh yea, and thats her in action..
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great and a nice family project with good food as the result [​IMG]
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ouch! Sorry about the prime fuel! Those cake coolers ain't made to be that hot or loaded I guess.

    Fennel seeds?? Huh... interesting. Don't much care for fennel seed, altho I'll grab a stick of it and munch once in a while. Makes me think tho, about the flavor absorbtion. They are a strong flavored spice for sure!
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member when i do a prime rib, i do mine with a waterpan to deflect the heat. Poor prime rib......... =)

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