We actually won the first in a drawing and come to find out in the world of smoking it was known as the ECB, the El cheapo Brinkman. The least expensive one on the market. It was basically a steel can with an electric element in the bottom.
So what you did was soak your wood then strategically place it around the element so it smoldered and didn't flare. This led to a very mild and subtle smoke flavor which was really nice on just about everything.
So fast forward a decade or so and Brinkman goes belly up never to return. Unfortunately this means no replacement parts are available so when it dies... It's dead.
My new one isn't a cheapo, it's actually rated as the best electric smoker on the market today, and it's really nice. It gives you the option of using dry chips or wet. Last night was the first time I'd used wet chips and I can see that's the difference in the intensity. Dry are intense in your face smoke action while the slower burning wet ones gave me the subtle flavor I was used to.
I'll have to experiment to see which works best for each type of meat...
Lord Loser: I see you found a new shoutbox...
Nov 25, 2019 14:44:31 GMT -5
ctheokas: What the fork is this!?!
Nov 25, 2019 15:10:54 GMT -5
Lord Loser: There's no need to shout... erm... waitaminute...
Nov 25, 2019 15:59:41 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I forget why I shut it off previously.
Nov 25, 2019 17:45:29 GMT -5
Lord Loser: IIRC... there was an upgrade, new board didn't have it..
Nov 25, 2019 19:29:27 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I think it was me who turned it off. Were the spambots getting to it? Because it's just a box I check off on the forums setting page.
Nov 27, 2019 10:06:06 GMT -5
NYPinTA: I know I had it on trying to get all the people who used to chat on Shield.TV (which is gone) and Whedonesque (which is shut down) but had no real way of getting their attention.
Nov 27, 2019 10:07:01 GMT -5
ctheokas: Happy Thanksgiving, you weirdos.
Nov 28, 2019 11:02:19 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy Small Business Saturday. ;P
Nov 30, 2019 13:47:30 GMT -5
ctheokas: WHY ISN'T ANYONE SHOUTING ON THIS THING!?!
Dec 21, 2019 9:14:11 GMT -5
Lord Loser: Have a good one ya bunch of weirdos...
Dec 24, 2019 19:38:04 GMT -5
NYPinTA: Happy New Year!
Jan 1, 2020 0:27:15 GMT -5