New to Smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mike65, May 27, 2013.

  1. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    My name is Mike Santello.  I live in Florida with my wonderful wife and 2 kids. I have a Stainless Steel ECB - great smoker for newbies.  My intrest for BBQ has increased since I got my ECB.  1st smoke was some ribs.  After reading some info on the mods for the ECB my 2nd smoke was a pork butt.  With the added mods to my ECB - it still needs more mods.  Looking forward to this new art of BBQ.

    Last edited: May 27, 2013
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  You might be surprised to find a few neighbors!

    I started out with an Electric Brinkman......boy did she put out some great food too!  Still does!

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to matter what your experience level might be!  

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

    Happy Memorial Day! [​IMG]

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  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Mike! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Mike! :welcome1:to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us!
  5. mike65

    mike65 Meat Mopper

    "Kat, I've noticed there is a 2" gap around my lid once it's on which is causing a lot of my heat to escape from the smoker. . Is there a caulk out there to fix that issue"
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome,Mike. Just sit back and the ECB folks will be by to lead you to Nervana [​IMG]  .

    Have fun and . . .
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    With the ECB....mine is electric....the only vent opening in mine is at the top of the lid.  There has to be a place for the smoke to leave...and that is just part of the beast.  Now...for other fixes and stuff....I didnt do any.  Noticed that you have read up on some of the mods.  I know there was a member who used a stove gasket around his lid...and he called it the "neck tie".  Check back in the area again...and see what they say again.

    Good Luck!

  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Mike, :welcome1: from North Dakota!

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