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  • hogdog6
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 555
    • Liberty, Utah

    Nice day got out the KBQ today. It's been too long.
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    • Adventures
      Adventures commented
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      Does the KBQ come with holes to feed temperature probes through?

    • hogdog6
      hogdog6 commented
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      Adventures it does not however I have a FireBoard and I purchased a pit temp probe that I had to drill a small hole to install. It works great. For meat temp there is enough room in the top corners of the door to feed in probes.
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10404
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

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    There is that awesome KBQ/Mountain pics that you are famous for! You know I love those!

    That chuck looks great too. I was meaning to get mine out again too, I have not cooked on it in over a month! That has got to be some kind of a crime.......right?

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    • hogdog6
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      Criminal for sure. Haha
  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3151
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    BBQ_Bill wishing you all the best!!!!! Keep us updated

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    • Ernest
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3151
      • Dallas, Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

      Had to fire up a KBQ
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      • lostclusters
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        What are your poppet settings these days?

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        Man, I love that KBQ color!

      • Ernest
        Ernest commented
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        lostclusters haven't changed approach since day one. First hour when meat is cold, both poppers wide open. Second hour, top poppet closed.
    • SmokeyNate
      Club Member
      • Jan 2020
      • 64
      • The Willamette Valley

      Ok, so I know its not the best picture or the time of year for turkey but I crave good smoked turkey a few times a year. This is my first KBQ turkey and I am loving the color and the crispy skin the KBQ produces. I just used a little Oakridge Secret Weapon and let the KBQ do its thing.

      Also put on some pork belly on the KBQ for the first time as well. Turned out great. Each time I make bacon I am always amazed at how great it is using Meadhead’s recipe and the curing calculator. I am watching my carbs so for the first time I didn't include any sugar with the cure and it turned out just fine without it. That curing calculator is one of the best things on this site in my opinion. Thanks for all the hard work that went into creating it!
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      • hogdog6
        hogdog6 commented
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        Looks fantastic. I just started doing Meatheads bacon too and I now cannot imagine buying store brand again

      • lostclusters
        lostclusters commented
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        What temp did you use for that Turkey and what were your poppet setting?

      • SmokeyNate
        SmokeyNate commented
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        My temps ran around 290 - 325 or so for about 4 hours. I bumped it up as high as it would go for the last 15-20 minutes. Bottom poppet was fully open and the top was about half the whole time. I probably could have left the top open as well and have been fine. lostclusters
    • Tom Morton
      Club Member
      • Apr 2020
      • 7

      Congrats! I’ve had mine for 18 months now and love it. About the only downside I would have to say about it is that it takes constant tending. Beer makes the tending much more enjoyable though!

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      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        Yeah, but that is the fun part!

      • SmokeyNate
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        Yes, exactly! I would mow that lawn but I gotta tend the smoker!
    • Ernest
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3151
      • Dallas, Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

      You think KBQ needs tending? Try the earthly regular offset. You have to keep an eye on the temp, tend to the fire, make sure smoke is clean.
      KBQ, You just throw a log on and walk away
      Last edited by Ernest; April 14th, 2020, 11:05 PM.

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      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        True story!

      • hogdog6
        hogdog6 commented
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        The truth will set you a little more free!

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Yup, True Dat!
    • frigate
      Club Member
      • Aug 2019
      • 69
      • East Quogue, NY

      I took off from getting the boat ready to smoke two racks of ribs Sunday afternoon.


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      • Ernest
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3151
        • 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 planned on smoking last week but I haven't been in backyard since I killed a snake last week. HEY don't judge me hahaha

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        • ComfortablyNumb
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          Those are the largest snake ribs I ever saw. I guess it's true, everything is bigger in Texas!

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Looks like you made up for lost time there!

        • Ernest
          Ernest commented
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          ComfortablyNumb hahaha
      • hogdog6
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 555
        • Liberty, Utah

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        My KBQ and PBC had to battle it out to see who was the winner pit for my 1st competition next week.

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        • EdF
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          The one that was a little redder?

        • Red Man
          Red Man commented
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          I’m betting the one on the right, in the second pic, was the PBC. It has the one end that looks like it was close to the coals.

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          I think you called it, Red Man !

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