I found my old ECB

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by 5lakes, May 20, 2010.

  1. 5lakes

    5lakes Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member


    I was at work today and while doing something that didn't take much thought realized that many, many years ago I bought an ECB. I couldn't get it to work the way I thought it should and gave up smoking meat. Not sure where I put it, I wondered if I had tossed it or sold it or what. Then, I thought it might be in the old garden shed that I've been meaning to tear down.

    Got home from work and went straight to the shed. Way in the back, under a bunch of other stuff I forgot I had, there it was. I dug it out and started cleaning it up. It's missing one grate, but everything else is there.

    I've started researching mods for it since I now know that I can get it to do what it was intended for. Smoking meat! And ABTs and ....[​IMG]

    Now, I have TWO smokers! My first thoughts were... What do I smoke first? Not sure. This was property tax week so just a tad short on grocery money. That will give me time to do the research, make the mods and decide what to start with.[​IMG]

    EDIT: It's at least 10 years old, probably closer to 12 or 13. Here's a photo of it fresh out of the shed. I have cleaned it up some.
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! It's funny what can get "lost" in the back of a shed or garage! Looking forward to pix of mods and Q-view!
  3. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that brings back memories, that was my fist smoker almost 12 years ago
  4. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow. Lucky you to have found your original smoker. Looks like the good times are going to roll now.
  5. outlaw44

    outlaw44 Fire Starter

    Sweet find! That's a lot better than the dollar bill I found in my winter coat a few months ago! [​IMG]

    Looking forward to the Q!!!
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Think this one is pretty close to the original. Almost 35 years old now. Notice the difference in the lid to barrel configuration. Yours fits in barrel, mine fits over. Still a smoking machine after all these years, although I only use it for my shorter smokes now. Great find [​IMG]
  7. fatback

    fatback Fire Starter

    Seriously, I bet the food from that contraption is just as good as food smoked on any high dollar rig you can find. Beautiful in it's simplicity, imo.
  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There is no doubt in my mind. [​IMG]

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