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Now the ECB has to do Chili

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I can't resist to make chili now on the old clunker.
I'm starting out with the basket full of RO Ridge and a couple chunks of hickory.
The Chuck 80/20 is simply started in a stainless heavy duty pot with salt n pepper , some chili flakes and season salt to start it out.
I used only a bit of foil as a deflector over the coals. It is about 48 degrees and not much wind . 4:30 p.m. I started it on the top grate in the pot.
minion with only a dozen coals lit to start. I wanted smoke on the meat before I started adding stuff. It's held 210 degrees for 30 minutes of smoke.

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The temps should rise as the minion burns into the fresh coals and spreads. This gives me a good hour of smoke on the meat before it really needs to be tended to. I hope to go in with onion and garlic.. and the seasonings after 1 hour of smoke.
 

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Watching!
Haha.. thanks.. I'm trying to load up the ECB category before the things are extinct.
:p

Maybe the government will give me a grant to use federal funds and tag all of the ECB smokers so we can track them for preservation purposes .. lol
 

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Gonna be good!The chili bug is biting as of late and I'm infected. Right now I've got beef spares on my Baby WSM with mesquite ETA 7:30
 

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Haha.. thanks.. I'm trying to load up the ECB category before the things are extinct.
:p

Maybe the government will give me a grant to use federal funds and tag all of the ECB smokers so we can track them for preservation purposes .. lol
~ what year did they stop making them?
 

motocrash

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Oh,I thought it was more like ten yrs.How old is yours?
 

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So meat got browned in the ECB . Also got red from smoke.
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So that's all just beef juice and fat from the 80/20. not bad
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I added a bunch of onion and like 4 cloves minced garlic.
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Seasoning too..
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Running 260 degrees.. just bubbly..
More hickory chunks on.. this pot is already smoked and painted with creosote.. lol
 

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It's 260 in the dome area, so this stuff is moving along good.. Added another big chunk with the tomatoes.

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Product placement but no payoffs.. lol
 
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Red and
green bell pepper.. Some Serrano and jalapenos.. Going in now with the beans .. good stuff!
 
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