Been reading the forums for a couple of months now, especially the recipes at smoking-meat.com. Received a new electric ECB for Christmas from the wonderful wife (my patience and the demands of a 3 year old and a 1 year old do now allow for charcoal). Cured it on Wednesday night, and then proceeded to do my first smoke today. Started out using some pork ribs with a simple coating of yellow mustard and a store bought rub (LaRue Dillo Dust). Forgot to cut the skirt steak off. Did six hours at roughly 250 degress (had a hard time controlling temp with no thermostat and no vents/door) with the outside temperature at roughly 30 degrees all day. First results had it's highs and lows. The highs were that they had great taste, very smoky. The bones fell out of the meat when you tried to pick them up. The lows were the outside was kind of tough (cook to long or because I forgot to cut skirt steak off?) Beef ribs have already been prepared and we do round two tomorrow using the 3-2-1 method. Cannot wait! Anyway, just checking in and saying hello!!