Smoker from the Eastern Shore/Delaware

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by amosis16, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. I think I just found the awesomest forum on the internet!!! This site totally rocks!

    My wife heard me lusting over my buddy's smoker and got me one for Christmas. Last weekend I fired it up officially developed a smoking addiction. So far i've done pulled pork, chicken, beef spare ribs and I got some baby backs on right now.

    The smoker I am using is a El Cheapo Brinkmann. I did the leg mod and put a grate in the bottom of the fire pan. i drilled 6 - 1/2" holes in the bottom of the fire pan. I also drilled 4 1/4" holes in the lid for more airflow.

    One of the biggest challenges I'm having is getting the thing up temp. Last saturday, on its maiden voyage, it ran right up to 240 and stayed right there. It was after that smoke that I did the mods. Monday and today I am having a terrible time with the temp (monday it was rainy/windy, today is windy. I have a windbreak ariund the smoker and it doesn't seem to help)

    To raise the temp do I need more airflow on the bottom or the top? Does it work to open the door to increase airflow?
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. There is lots of good information here.
  3. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard. Glad you joined us. This hobby can be very addicting.There are a lot of ECB users here that I'm sure will be willing to help out.
  4. graybeard

    graybeard Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Amosis, welcome to SMF!It takes air movement to get heat butt don't open the side door for this. Not sure why your temps changed butt it could be the charcoal if you changed brands. Do a search for ECB for may answers and solutions. Your wind brake may need to be opened a bit as the wind will create more heat.
    Get back to the forum if you need more help!!
    PS, please get you a good thermometer or two as the one that came with it is not worth using.

  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, you'll find the right help from our members. It's all good my friend.
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  7. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to SMF, you will get a lot of good help and info here.
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    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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