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  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3066
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    Everyone asking for duck now LOL

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    • Ernest
      Ernest commented
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      texastweeter an obscene amount of fresh cracked pepper medley. Pecan and hickory wood.

    • new2smoking
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      Ernest You're doing your ducks in the KBQ, correct? Where can I find the hooks for hanging, and approximately how long does it take to finish a couple of ducks? (Helps with planning the meal. BTW, if you ever want a disciple, I would ask my wife for permission to sleep at the foot of your KBQ as an apprentice. For a while.)

    • Ernest
      Ernest commented
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      new2smoking got the hooks on the PBC site. Plan for 90 minutes at max temp. They're typically done in 60 minutes. If done early, drop your KBQ temp to 150. Acts as a cambro hot box until you're ready to serve.
      Last edited by Ernest; December 1st, 2019, 07:15 PM.
  • lostclusters
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 283
    • Oceanside, CA
    • Mak 1 Star
      KBQ-C60
      Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
      WSM 22.5"
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Thermapen
      Rock's Stoker II wifi
      Flameboss 500

    I saw from your previous duck post that you run maxed out. What are your finishing duck temps?

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    • Ernest
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3066
      • Dallas, Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

      lostclusters run max start to finish .

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      • frigate
        Club Member
        • Aug 2019
        • 40
        • East Quogue, NY

        Thanksgiving's cook was Pork Butt and Smoked Baked Potatoes.

        Pork Butt was 9.19 lbs. before trimming. Injected and used the rub from Post #1515.
        put in the refrigerator over night.

        Frigate’s Pork Injection Ver. 2.0
        1 3/4 cups of apple juice
        3 tablespoons of brown sugar
        ½ cup Butcher’s BBQ Pork Injection Powder
        ¼ cup Butcher’s Phosphate
        ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
        Thoroughly whisk all ingredients together in medium bowl.

        Cooked the butt at 275 degrees for 7.75 hours to get to 203 degrees. No stall but a slow down in temperature raise between 160 to 203 degrees. Used cherry wood, 8" splits from Smoak Firewood LLC. I am sitting on a large amount of cherry wood but the project will not get started till the spring. Part of our deal is the cherry trees I mark will be cut into 4 ft. logs and loaded into my pickup. There will many loads.

        Potatoes, six large baking potatoes. Washed and dried. Vented both sides of potatoes with fork. Melted 1/2 stick of unsalted butter. Added 1 1/2 tablespoons of rub. Painted the potatoes with butter and rub. Into the smoker for 3 3/4 hours at 275 degrees.

        All came out great.

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        • Rbar
          Charter Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 14

          I only occasionally inspired by pics or videos because food depends on smell and taste. When I find good bbq, I talk to the cook! Bark can be great but smoke flavor is better. I'd be interested to hear how KBQ smoke favor compares to PCB. The best smoke flavor I've tasted comes from wood fires, not wood pellets or other shortcuts. I'm looking forward to the review of weber's pellet grill as a smoker.

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          • frigate
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            A year ago when I got into smoking meat. I bought a COS, in case I found I didn't like it. With the COS I found the smoke flavor overwhelmed the meat flavor. With the KBQ the smoker flavor complements the meat flavor. I will not own or use a pellet pooper. One does not know what is in the oils they put the pellets. Think of the problems with oils going into vaping.

          • BBQ_Bill
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            The bark developed by the KBQ on beef is beyond anything my family and friends have ever tasted, period. The flavor grows into a savory explosion in the eaters mouth, and is absolutely better than the best beef jerky I can find, even after my obsession to find the best whether beef or elk.
            The smoke is a light compliment, not heavy nor overpowering the beef flavor. Aaron Franklin describes the smoke flavor on his brisket as light and pleasing, and his following is incredible.
        • Ernest
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3066
          • Dallas, Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

          Rbar KBQ smoke flavor is more floral. PBC is in your face smoke smoke.

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        • Ernest
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3066
          • Dallas, Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

          Salt pepper 225 KBQ.

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          • Spinaker
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            Unreal. Looks fantastic.

          • Craigar
            Craigar commented
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            I need to develop that shade in lipstick for my wife. And flavored.

          • Ernest
            Ernest commented
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            Craigar Put ya meat in the freezer while you prep your pit
        • JGrana
          Club Member
          • Aug 2016
          • 260

          Ernest giving up one of his secret methods! Thanks ;-)

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          • Ernest
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3066
            • Dallas, Texas
            • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

            JGrana LOL no secret . I've mentioned that tip a bunch.
            ​​​​

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            • Ernest
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3066
              • Dallas, Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

              I think most folks still bring meat to "room temperature" before smoking.
              Cold meat, heavy smoke ring
              Room temperature meat, weak smoke ring.
              But then again, smoke ring doesn't add any flavor to end product

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              • hogdog6
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                Ernest you've shared the freezer tip in the past and I've used it ever since. It does add to the beautiful smoke produced by a KBQ. And I thank you!

              • texastweeter
                texastweeter commented
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                Lots of husbandstales out there. Room temp meat is one of them. Clean fire helps too, KBQ is king of that.
            • Ernest
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3066
              • Dallas, Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

              Smoked sous vide smoked brisket. Best brisket I have ever made...... YET!!
              Smoke, bag, 155 degrees hot tub time machine for 24 hours. Chill. Smoke again before feast.

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              • new2smoking
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                Gorgeous! And, you separate your point and flat, verdad? Also, if you don't mind: How long or to what IT did you first smoke? And, for the sake of dinner planning, how long did it take you for the final smoke? It sure seems to solve the problem of getting out of bed at 4 am in order to finish a big brisket smoke in time to hold and rest for a 19:00 dinner.
                Last edited by new2smoking; December 7th, 2019, 03:55 PM.

              • Ernest
                Ernest commented
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                new2smoking it solves the problem of dry brisket and timing. First smoke about 3 hours. I just went by color. Final smoke is basically just reheating and maybe extra
                color? Took about 3 to come up to 140. Then I dropped the temp to 160 for holding until ready to serve. I don't separate the flat from point

              • Troutman
                Troutman commented
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                Just call it QVQ
            • rscurry
              Club Member
              • Aug 2019
              • 11

              Hello.. do you think 24 hours sv was adequate?? Some of the recipes go 30-36 ??? thanks

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              • hogdog6
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                When I've qvq'd brisket I SV for 48 hrs. 24 is not very long. But that brisket sure does look fantastic

              • Ernest
                Ernest commented
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                I've done 36, 48 etc. 24 is the sweet spot. Probe tender, great texture.
            • Ernest
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3066
              • Dallas, Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

              Remember mine had already been cooking for about 4 hours before immediately getting into a 155 hot tub time machine for 24 hours.

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              • Ernest
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3066
                • Dallas, Texas
                • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

                Verdict is in.... Best brisket they've ever had......
                And they don't even know that I cheated hahaha

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                • Spinaker
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                  Lol
              • Ernest
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3066
                • Dallas, Texas
                • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

                Waiting for my second unit. Bill ran out LOL

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                • lostclusters
                  lostclusters commented
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                  Second unit! OMG!

                • Ernest
                  Ernest commented
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                  Yep patiently waiting for the Call. I'm 30 minutes away from Bill. LOL

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