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  • Ernest
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    • Jul 2014
    • 3443
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    Spinaker man I love cherry wood but it comes at a premium price in Texas. Literally double the price of hickory

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      I would imagine. It does not grow a lot in MN, I think we are a bit too far north. But they have it in Iowa and I haul some up from my Uncle’s farm.
  • JCBBQ
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1251
    • Chilltown, USA
    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      2x Mavrick 732
      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
      SF Giants

      MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

    You Bastids are reeling me in. I’m about page 60 of this thread, w visions of buying a KBQ just as soon as we finish our garage Reno...and then I see someone on the pit is selling a used C-60. Now, normally this would have no effect on me bc The Pit is Yuge and spread all over this vast land...it’s 70 miles from me. I mean...the odds I don’t get it are pretty frickin’ slim.

    So, I’m now looking at Craigslist to source wood. LOL. Let me ask you this: is $200 for a cord overpaying? I have no clue. Seems like it might be an ok price but I’ve never bought wood before.

    Q2: Roughly, and I know there are hundreds of variable, but roughly speaking how many hours on the KBQ will a cord last? Stacked that’s approx 4’x4’x8’

    Your Future Brother in Wood Smoke



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    • ComfortablyNumb
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      Prices are regional. If wood is plentiful and close it is cheaper than hard to find and far away. That said, I think $200 for a cord is reasonable. As for how long it will last, depends on how often you smoke. A cord will last you a lot of smokes, I use about a milk crate or two of wood when I cook. (Pro tip: have about three milk crates cut and ready before you cook)

    • JCBBQ
      JCBBQ commented
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      ComfortablyNumb thanks! Visualizing 3 milk crates helps a lot.

    • hogdog6
      hogdog6 commented
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      I use Home Depot buckets 2 full usually is enough but definitely follow the pro tip.
  • new2smoking
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    • Aug 2018
    • 219
    • Seattle, WA

    JCBBQ I will offer my opinion, but others know more than me. 1 cord will last you a couple of years, unless you plan to smoke a couple of times a day! And in Seattle, a delivered cord of hardwood is closer to $350. Be sure you don’t buy conifer (softwood).

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    • ComfortablyNumb
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      I made my trip to Quilcene this weekend, got out late on Sunday and made the pass just before they closed. However I will return. Rain check! ;-)
  • JCBBQ
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    new2smoking Ill definitely get hardwoods.

    From my quick perusal of guys on Craigslist, it seems oak, cherry, maple and hickory are readily available. I know oak and cherry are good, what are folks’ thoughts about hickory and maple?

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  • JCBBQ
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    • Jan 2016
    • 1251
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    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
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      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
      SF Giants

      MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

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    https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ly-i-grabbed-a

    Quick question, it seems I’ll have a little time before I get to use it, so I thought I’d do some cleaning.

    What’re your go to methods for cleaning this?

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    • Ernest
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      A tooth brush

    • Histrix
      Histrix commented
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      I use some paper towels and distilled vinegar. Dampen a towel with vinegar and dab/wet the surface of a few square inches at a time. Wait 15 seconds or so and it usually wipes off pretty easily.
      I use a qtip dipped in vinegar to clean the temp sensor inside the spring.
      I do remove the fans and will more heavily wet them since you're not worried about harming bearings when removed.
      Last edited by Histrix; March 1, 2021, 07:51 PM. Reason: mention that I do remove the fans when cleaning
  • lostclusters
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    • Jul 2017
    • 389
    • Oceanside, CA
    • Mak 1 Star
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      Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
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      ThermoWorks Thermapen
      Rock's Stoker II wifi
      Flameboss 500

    Originally posted by JCBBQ View Post
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    https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ly-i-grabbed-a

    Quick question, it seems I’ll have a little time before I get to use it, so I thought I’d do some cleaning.

    What’re your go to methods for cleaning this?
    I use a nylon brush. Use NO liquid cleaners of any kind so the fan bearings are not harmed. The fan blades may be removed but I usually do not bother.
    Last edited by lostclusters; February 28, 2021, 04:26 PM.

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    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10963
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
        Dexter (Beagle mix)
        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
        ************************

        Grills/Smokers/Fryers
        Big Green Egg (Large) X3
        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

        Karubeque C-60
        Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
        Lodge L410 Hibachi
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
        R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

        Weber Spirit Gasser
        ******************.
        Thermometers
        FireBoard (Base Package)
        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
        **************

        Accessories
        Big Green Egg Plate Setter
        Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
        Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

        Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
        Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

        Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
        Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
        Eggspander Kit X2
        Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

        Finex Cat Iron Line
        FireBoard Drive
        Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
        Grill Grates
        Joule Water Circulator
        KBQ Fire Grate

        Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
        Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
        Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
        Large Vortex
        Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
        Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
        Smithey No. 12
        Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
        Stargazer No.10, 12
        Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
        Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
        ********************************
        Fuel
        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
        Kingsford Blue and White
        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
        **************************

        Cutlery
        Buck 119 Special
        Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
        Global
        Shun
        Wusthof
        *******
        Next Major Purchase
        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

      Yeah, I too remove the fans then spray them with oven cleaner and let them soak over night. Then just run them under hot water and screw them back.

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      • hogdog6
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        I too remove them, soak in a citrus cleaner rinse and good to go.
    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10963
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
        Dexter (Beagle mix)
        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
        ************************

        Grills/Smokers/Fryers
        Big Green Egg (Large) X3
        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

        Karubeque C-60
        Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
        Lodge L410 Hibachi
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
        R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

        Weber Spirit Gasser
        ******************.
        Thermometers
        FireBoard (Base Package)
        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
        **************

        Accessories
        Big Green Egg Plate Setter
        Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
        Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

        Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
        Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

        Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
        Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
        Eggspander Kit X2
        Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

        Finex Cat Iron Line
        FireBoard Drive
        Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
        Grill Grates
        Joule Water Circulator
        KBQ Fire Grate

        Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
        Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
        Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
        Large Vortex
        Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
        Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
        Smithey No. 12
        Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
        Stargazer No.10, 12
        Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
        Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
        ********************************
        Fuel
        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
        Kingsford Blue and White
        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
        **************************

        Cutlery
        Buck 119 Special
        Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
        Global
        Shun
        Wusthof
        *******
        Next Major Purchase
        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

      I already threw this up on the SUWYC thread, but we all know if belongs here for the KBQ cooking log. After more than 5 years.....ZERO issues and I still enjoy cooking with it every time. The KBQ still makes the best BBQ I have made.

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      • lostclusters
        lostclusters commented
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        hogdog6 what were your poppet settings, and what wood did you use?

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        I use the poppets open on top for the first two hours, then I close them. Typically, I like to use Cherry and oak. lostclusters

      • hogdog6
        hogdog6 commented
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        lostclusters I use oak for almost all my cooks now. I'm fortunate enough to live near an area with a lot of fruit growers and I've tried many fruit woods, I've found that I cannot taste any difference between cherry, apple, or peach also I've found they're a little light on flavor for my taste and mesquite is too strong.
        For me oak just tastes right
        The top poppet I keep closed every time I add a log until the ugly smoke calms down then it's wide open until the next one.
    • JCBBQ
      Club Member
      • Jan 2016
      • 1251
      • Chilltown, USA
      • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        2x Mavrick 732
        Therma Pen Orange
        Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
        SF Giants

        MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

      Click image for larger version  Name:	765DEAA7-ECCE-42E0-AD50-40248582438A.jpeg Views:	0 Size:	3.25 MB ID:	998559
      Originally posted by JCBBQ View Post
      Click image for larger version  Name:	33083F5F-1FD2-4536-98E8-C497DBD00150.jpeg Views:	63 Size:	3.65 MB ID:	997027 Well KBQers, in case you missed it, I joined the club.

      https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ly-i-grabbed-a

      Quick question, it seems I’ll have a little time before I get to use it, so I thought I’d do some cleaning.

      What’re your go to methods for cleaning this?

      My adopted child cleans up good. Thanks for all the tips.

      Last edited by JCBBQ; March 3, 2021, 10:52 AM.

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      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10963
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
          Instagram: JRBowlsby
          Smokin' Hound Que
          Minnesota/ United States of America

          ********************************************
          Assistants
          Dexter (Beagle mix)
          Kinnick (American Foxhound)
          ************************

          Grills/Smokers/Fryers
          Big Green Egg (Large) X3
          Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

          Karubeque C-60
          Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
          Lodge L410 Hibachi
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
          R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

          Weber Spirit Gasser
          ******************.
          Thermometers
          FireBoard (Base Package)
          Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
          Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
          **************

          Accessories
          Big Green Egg Plate Setter
          Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
          Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

          Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
          Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

          Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
          Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
          Eggspander Kit X2
          Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

          Finex Cat Iron Line
          FireBoard Drive
          Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
          Grill Grates
          Joule Water Circulator
          KBQ Fire Grate

          Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
          Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
          Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
          Large Vortex
          Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
          Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
          Smithey No. 12
          Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
          Stargazer No.10, 12
          Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
          Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
          ********************************
          Fuel
          FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
          Kingsford Blue and White
          Rockwood Lump Charcoal
          Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
          **************************

          Cutlery
          Buck 119 Special
          Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

          Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
          Global
          Shun
          Wusthof
          *******
          Next Major Purchase
          Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

        Already posted this in the SUWYC thread. But I gotta double dip when it comes to the KBQ and brisket tacos are the best.
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        • jhoskins
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          That is gorgeous
      • TJewell
        Club Member
        • Apr 2021
        • 11
        • SWFL

        Hello, my name is TJ. I am a BBQ addict!!

        Usually when you say that you are somewhere looking for help to kick the habit. Not today! Looking for help to make it more of a habit! Graduating from my UDS to a KBQ! Juat had a load of oak delivered. Now I need to run to the store to load up on meat!
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        • new2smoking
          new2smoking commented
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          Welcome! Lot's of us here to help if needed. And, Bill Karue is also very willing to help.
      • TJewell
        Club Member
        • Apr 2021
        • 11
        • SWFL

        Bourbon BBQ, and garlic parm wings for the inaugural run!

        Ran the fan maxed out the whole time (300-315), but I would have liked a few more degrees to crisp the skin a little more. Going to make my wood chunks smaller, and see if it will burn hotter next time.
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        • JCBBQ
          Club Member
          • Jan 2016
          • 1251
          • Chilltown, USA
          • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
            Pit Barrel Cooker
            2x Mavrick 732
            Therma Pen Orange
            Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
            SF Giants

            MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

          You should be able to. I ran it maxed out and got up to 450. Spinaker said he gets even higher. He said focus on the bed of coals covering all the holes in the firebox.

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          • Razor
            Club Member
            • Mar 2018
            • 297
            • Pittsburgh

            😂 I tuned in to this thread and started reading. Never noticed there’s a 108 pages to it! Maybe some day…

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            • TJewell
              Club Member
              • Apr 2021
              • 11
              • SWFL

              Has anyone installed a probe grommet?
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              • Histrix
                Histrix commented
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                This is what I did to mine as my probes would not fit any of the existing holes: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...205#post280205

              • new2smoking
                new2smoking commented
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                I agree with lostclusters I have no problem routing the braided metal cables around the upper corners, and still closing the door.

              • Ernest
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                You won't need it. The space around the door by the corner is sufficient to accommodate wires

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