Newb from KS

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by f3nelson, May 27, 2008.

  1. f3nelson

    f3nelson Newbie

    Hello all

    Newb here from KS, I have been grilling with charcoal for about 4 years now.

    The food seems to get a little better each time, I have often wondered about "smoking" meats never had a smoker, that is untill today.

    My neighbor gave me an ECB for free. I know its prolly not the best daym smoker on the market but its free, and I am just learning the art of smoking.

    So, Ima sit back and take notes on what you all say, and hope to be a good "smoker" someday soon.

    Food was meant to be cooked on an open flame...........that is all
  2. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Nelson, glad to have you. I agree nothin like live fire cooking. I dont have an ecb so no thoughts there, but i do know alot of these guys use them to turn out good smoked meat. I also cooked for years on the coals of my Weber, but smoking is way different. I recommend you take the free e-course if you haven't already. Just remember low and slow, and someone here once said if you're lookin it aint cookin.

    Happy smokes and look forward to some q-view.
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Nelson! Smoking and grilling are pretty different animals. Smoking is done with indirect heat and, of course- a higher smoke content with the heat. That pan you fill with water/sand in the ECB is what makes the difference. Blocks the direct heat, allowing the meat to slow cook. Of course then there's "mopping" the food as well.

    The 5 day ecourse is a great start. And yer gonna wanna look into lump type charcoal. Briquetts pretty much suck for smoking purposes.

    Enjoy your time here!
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey F3, lots of good things to learn here. Welcome.
  5. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the smf F3. Lots of nice folks on here and loads of information. By all means take the 5 day E course and you will gain some valuable knowledge right out of the gate.

    Happy Smokin

  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! That was a nice lil' gift to ya! I own an ECB and love it. Mods are necessary on the bugger to keep from having to babysit all the time.

    Here's a link to a thread that has multiple links by Walking Dude. He's got several ECBs and has documented the mods he made to his. Sounds like he's got the ECB mods down to a science.

    Walking Dude's ECB mods
  7. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard F3. Like everyone else has already said, you're gonna love your time spent in here. You'll be churnin out the best Q of you life in no time!
  8. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! What part of this beautiful state are you parking your horse?
  9. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. My grandpa always said "Don't look a gift smoker in the mouth." OK, maybe he didn't, but free is always a great price. I still have and use an ECB. Don't knock it, it works and that is what counts.
  10. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF and congrats on the free smoker .. gotta love that [​IMG]
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf..............Lots of mods here for your unit...............Free is always good................
  12. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what he said^.
    welcome aboard
  13. f3nelson

    f3nelson Newbie

    I "park my horse" LOL in western Shawnee thanks for the welcome everyone

  14. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forum. Lots of good information here. I used to live off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Nieman. But, have moved north. Pay attention and you'll be putting out some good grub in no time.
  15. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Tons of great advise and great people here.
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the best smokin' site on Mother Earth, SMF that is. Many a good Q has come out of an ECB, don't sell it short.

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