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New ECB mods for cold smoking

Discussion in 'ECB Owners Group' started by Rings Я Us, Apr 13, 2018.

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  1. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Here is a cheap way to get the ham hanging and the cold smoke going.
    Got the rain or snow falling on the ECB? No problemo! Use your chimney starter and a bucket or extra Weber lid for an umbrella.. keeping that top vent nice and dry. IMG_20180413_194126.jpg IMG_20180413_194135.jpg IMG_20180413_194748.jpg IMG_20180413_194734.jpg IMG_20180413_195037.jpg IMG_20180413_195132.jpg IMG_20180413_195137.jpg
    I use a stacked ECB and ECM combo. Electric Masterbuilt is the "El Cheapo Masterbuilt" so I can run the pellets with little heat or no heat in this configuration. The two bullets mate up perfectly to form a big area to hang sausages or a ham.
    I used a very cheap dowel and screws to put the hanging meat on. If you have vents or a vent on top of your ECB lid you can use the charcoal starter to put over the handle and balance another cover over it for rain protection. Use a brick to hold it on if it's windy.

    I will be able to hang my netted ham to cold smoke in here now . You could use a rack to hang a ham from the top position .
    You need to have the added space below the ham to put your pellet tray. A bucket with the ECB over it might work. :D
     
  2. mosparky

    mosparky Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Question : How did you or did you seal the seam between the two ECB bodies ?
     
  3. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I did not have to seal them. They mate exactly. There is no leakage :cool:
    I use small pieces of duct tape to keep them from moving however. 2 pieces of duct tape 3 or 4 inches long are good.
     
  4. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are those galvanized screws in the dowel?
     
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  5. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You dork! :D
     
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  6. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Here we go.. I'm using pellets today because it's raining and I don't want to mess with dust.
    Lumber jack competition blend for this 12 lb ham. Maple,hickory and cherry.
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  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good Johnny!
    You are definitely a DIY'er on steroids!
    That is a mighty fine looking ham too!
    Al
     
  8. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Haha.. It's cheap and fun once you learn all the tricks. Then you can buy the nice stuff later if you want to enjoy it full time.