Everything is coming together

Discussion in 'ECB Owners Group' started by ron eb, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Just picked up an 8 pound pork shoulder to put on late Friday to chow on with company Saturday afternoon. Also picked up some of the final parts I need for my ECB mods. All I need is a gasket for the lid. I have time to get these mods in for the long apple wood smoke and apple juice/cider spray down. Will I have time for a test burn. We will see.
     
  2. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Don't forget to post up some pics of the mods, or ask questions if you need help. Everyone here is willing to point you in the right direction and when it comes to ECB mods there are many that you can do. Just getting the right combo that works for you will make all the difference! 
     
  3. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Ok. New thermometer in the lid and one damper. Three dampers in the bottom pan. Things are going to plan. Now for the gasket.
    I put 3 inch bolts on the bottom dampers to extend out from the bottom of the pan for easy adjustment.
     
  4. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks Like a plan. I was wondering how you would open and close those bottom dampers without some sort of extension. Loosk smart to me. Keep up the good work!
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  5. hardwater

    hardwater Smoke Blower

    Love the bottom dampener handles. I'll be adding this this week for sure! Good thinking.
     
  6. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    The dampers did not flatten perfectly to match the flatness of the bottom of the pan. I think a little air will get through if I fully close 

    but I think most all of the time they will be a quarter open or so. Any thoughts. I am going to have to plug that dumb hole in the middle.
     
  7. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think it is that critical. When you go to choke down, if it is still letting in to much air, then you can make an adjustment. 
     
  8. hardwater

    hardwater Smoke Blower

    Mine didn't flatten out perfectly either. When I'm cooking I have been running my two at about 1/4 " and when I'm done they still cut off enough oxygen to kill the fire.
     
  9. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Hey Hardwater, What kind of charcoal are you using. You getting good results from your mods. I think I'm looking at a 13 hour smoke.
     
  10. hardwater

    hardwater Smoke Blower

    I'm using cowboy lump. I am smacking my larger chunks with a hammer to even them out. I'm getting pretty good results. Steady temps 220-240, it really holds 225-230 quite well, but I get a few mild flare ups and downs. For me to do a 12 hour burn, I'd probably have to change coals 3 times. I'm using the snake method, about 3/4's away around the coal pan and lighting a 1/4 chimey. I found myself adding a couple of handfuls at the end of 6 hours. I probably should of sooner, I was running a little low towards the end.
     
  11. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Dampers top and bottom, new temp gauge, and I plugged that dumb hole. Picking up the lid gasket in the morning. I'm getting jacked for some pulled pork come Saturday. Keep ya posted.
     
  12. hardwater

    hardwater Smoke Blower

    Looking good!
     
  13. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Gasket in the house!
     
  14. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Your getting closer Ron.
     
  15. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    make sure you seat the gasket in there good so you get a nice tight seal! Lookin' Good!
     
  16. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    OK, the transformation is complete. Gasket is on. I used a more flexible high temp glue as the glue that it came with got some bad press from some of our fellow members. Hopefully I can do a test burn tomorrow night. I'm getting jacked!
     
  17. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Half a test burn started at 9:45 am
    Dampers fully open to get it going. I used 2 paraffin cubes
     
  18. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Got a Lucile smoke. I don't see any leaks. That apple wood smells good
     
  19. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    Rn,

    What is a paraffin cube?
     
  20. ron eb

    ron eb Meat Mopper

    Loaded up and ready for 4 am blast off.
    Paraffin cubes are a weber product used to start charcoal. Instead if lighting a chimney
    to ignite.
     

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