Welcome to the ECB Users Group

Discussion in 'ECB Owners Group' started by bobank03, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey all. Pineywoods created this group for us ECB owners to ask questions, share pictures, brag...whatever. I would suggest that posts should in some part be related to the ECB. 

    I will be posting a pic of the mod I made recently. drilling two small holes to insert the probes into my ECB Smoke N Grill. More on that later. 
     
  2. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper


    Thanks Pineywoods for creating the ECB page.    My latest mod was installing the oven gasket around the lid to seal up any space from the smoker body. The next mod will be installing some dampers.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2015
  3. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Mike hows it coming with the dampers? Did you say someone was making them for you? Any pics yet? 
     
  4. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Hey Bob -   Yes I have someone making me some dampers.  Pic is below.

     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  5. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good. Just need a bend and some holes. Pretty sweet and you can't beat the price. 
     
  6. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Yes, the price is right. 
     
  7. raspy87

    raspy87 Fire Starter


    Finally got the gasket and top vent on the ecb! Gonna do a chicken tomorrow. Also gonna try minion method too! Any insight as to how to incorporate my brinkman smoke box? I know several people just sprinkle wood chips among coals but I'm afraid of flare ups. Suggestions?
     
  8. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    I put some wood chips in tin foil and poked holes on the top.   Usually I place the chips in water, but trying to get away from using water since I need to smoke slow n low with the ECB. 
     
  9. raspy87

    raspy87 Fire Starter

    Mike

    That's what I started off doing but I was going through aluminum foil like a fresh pulled pork put in front of a hungry family reunion. So I purchased the brinkman chip box and typically just toss it right on coals. Works so far but that was on hot coals. I'm thinking just stuff it and lay across hot/cold coals in the minion so as the coals heat up it'll heat the box. I'm gonna go with that tomorrow. I'll take some pictures and start a new thread hear. Plan on firing up around 1p, keep the SMF handy!

    Cheers
     
  10. raspy87

    raspy87 Fire Starter

    Hey y'all. Smoked a bird yesterday came out really good. Thread is over is ecb group. Smoking some burgers tonight decided to try lump charcoal and am having the same problem of to high of a temp. Yesterday's temp was 290 and help rock solid. Today is well over 300* why can I keep the temp low?
     
  11. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    I can't tell from your smoker pic. Do you have a vent in your lid? Did you do the mod to the charcoal pan of drilling holes? Maybe you have too many or too big of holes? 
     
  12. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    never mind, didn't see the lid pic earlier... Although my damper looks bigger? it is 4.5 inches wide and has 4 holes that are 3/4 on an inch in diameter. (The damper itself has 1" holes but I couldn't find the 1" hole saw I have so I made do with a 3/4" drill bit. 


    Maybe you are still holding in too much heat? I think the lump charcoal does burn slightly hotter than regular charcoal. Do you have any more dampers? maybe add another one to the other side, which you may need to keep partially closed. 
     
  13. raspy87

    raspy87 Fire Starter

    I did the fire pan mod 8 1/4" holes on both sides per Jeff's mods. The top damper is only about 2.5" across with 3 half inch holes. Don't know how I feel about the lump the lumps flared up! This was a second practice run for Saturdays big Q. Think I'm gonna go back to briquettes but less than last nights smoke which was steady at around 290.
     
  14. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mine is actually retired now, but it was my starter smoker. Over 35 years old I figure. Still think I can offer some help and opinions though.




    Tried to find it a home, but couldn't get any takers.
     
  15. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Flash, I have seen a lot of your posts. Consider yourself an honorary lifetime member of the ECB Group! (Open membership and welcome to any and all) We welcome your future input! 
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I cut my teeth on that old smoker. Back when I started seemed the only food I saw smoked was Turkey and that was it. Did the mods. Love the cinder block setup. It really jacked up the temps.
     
  17. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    yeah, the concrete blocks are a great mod and easy to do. I will admit that old ECB of yours inspired me to do some of the mods to mine to make it better. 
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  18. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL, I'd had kept it but the wife wanted a gas stove in the cook area, so something had to go. [​IMG]
     
  19. raspy87

    raspy87 Fire Starter

    Flash what did you end up doing with it? If it still around I'm sure i could find a nice home for that relic!!!
     
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well as you can see from the 1st pic, it was hauled off to the dump. A sad ending for it for sure, but doubt you would have wanted to drive down to FL from RI.  Maybe during winter time?? [​IMG]
     

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