Need help with my ECB!!!

Discussion in 'Non-fish Seafood' started by billybones, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. billybones

    billybones Smoke Blower

    I'm smoking shrimp for the company thanksgiving feast. I just realized that one of the reasons that my last batch wasn't spectacular was that I filled the water pan. The steam is probably not good for helping with that brown color I'm looking for, but I dont want to dry the shrimp out. Anyone tried smoking shrimp without the water pan? Any opinions?
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    As much as moisture, the water also helps regulate the temp. Some use apple juice....some even use sand. If you go without it, it's going to change the way your smoker smokes.

    Shrimp are not going to be in the smoker very long. I don't think the water or sand, in this case, will make much of a difference.
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

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  4. billybones

    billybones Smoke Blower

    Yeah, you're right. I'm not going to mess with it. Switching from thick uncooked bacon to thin prosciutto should make all the difference.
  5. billybones

    billybones Smoke Blower

    Thanks brotha! I found it on, it really goes with my name and I love the smoke coming out of his mouth!
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think you are looking at a mop more than the water pan. Now I run an ECB, and dont even use a pan. I have a heavy steel grate <sand pan> covered in foil to keep the drips off the fire.

    Mop: Paprika, Hungarian, of course. lemon juice. Garlic. ground bay leaf. 1/2 stick real butter. 1/2 cup white wine. Simmer mix for a few on low and keep it warm for mopping :{) MMMM
  7. billybones

    billybones Smoke Blower

    Wow that sounds good. Thanks for the advice!
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My pleasure. Just post some Q-view!
  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    With no water pan you are grilling. Try playbox sand instead. Spritz the shrimp with the butter and garlic. [​IMG]

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