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  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • 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 This is my version. It's not authentic anything, just how my household and most guests love them.

    All ingredients are eyeballed

    1.5 LBS Ground beef
    1 LBS Ground pork
    1 medium onion
    3 garlic cloves grated
    About 1/2 cup chopped tomato
    About a cup whole milk Ricotta cheese (for moist tender meatballs)
    A bunch of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for that umami taste)
    2 egg yolks (I prefer yolks only, more tender, bouncy balls)
    About 3/4 cup bread crumbs
    Some parsley
    Some fresh thyme.
    A dash of Vietnamese fish sauce

    Cook the onion in some fat until soft, add grated garlic and tomato. Cook that mess until there's no more liquid. Add the Vietnamese fish sauce, mix and set aside to cool.

    In a large bowl, loosely mix the beef and pork. Season with salt and pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients and get at it with your hands. At this time the mixture might be too wet to form balls, that's why I refrigerate before forming them.
    Cook a small piece of the mess to taste for seasoning. Adjust accordingly.
    Form that mess into a large ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

    Roll into meatballs and cook indirect on grill or however you please.

    I have SnSed them at 350, KBQ at 225, oven, dropped on tomato sauce etc. They all turn out great.

    Takes notes, make adjustments on next cook.

    I have added sriracha, sambal oelek before just for a little kick.

    I have experimented with panade instead of just bread crumbs, eeeh makes very little difference.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Thanks a lot Ernest

    • SoonerBQuer
      SoonerBQuer commented
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      Totally stealing this recipe and implanting venison for beef since we have a lot. By the way, this thread is awesome!

    • Ernest
      Ernest commented
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      SoonerBQuer works great with venison and buffalo.
  • Drbearsec
    Charter Member
    • Jan 2015
    • 143
    • Chicago Burbs

    How many KBQ owners we have now on the site?

    I know there is Ernest, Smarkley, Spinaker, Myself and then Rob Gibson (don't know his handle) who won one from the Gold Medal Giveaways. Anyone else?
    Last edited by Drbearsec; November 3, 2015, 12:19 PM.

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    • Drbearsec
      Drbearsec commented
      Editing a comment
      So 5 of us... Did Max keep his test unit?

      Wow, that's pretty damn good for a smoker that isn't mass produced yet and really survives on word of mouth. And these are ALL purchased since the Review of the KBQ on Amazing Ribs.

    • Koy Schoppe
      Koy Schoppe commented
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      I will be firing mine up today for the first time... Can't wait for this work day to be over!

    • JayZ
      JayZ commented
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      After reading this thread, I’ve just ordered one, so I am a KBQer-in-training ...
  • 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
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      Wusthof
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      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    Drbearsec The legion grows every month. I hope it continues to grow. Maybe one of us will get the big rig KBQ when she hits the market.

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    • Drbearsec
      Charter Member
      • Jan 2015
      • 143
      • Chicago Burbs

      Originally posted by Spinaker View Post
      Drbearsec The legion grows every month. I hope it continues to grow. Maybe one of us will get the big rig KBQ when she hits the market.

      Big rig KBQ? What's this black magic you speak of? A foul temptress to separate men (and women) from their money.

      Seriously, say WHAH?!?!?

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      • Ernest
        Founding Member
        • 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

        Drbearsec HA!! Bill posted a short video of the commercial version a few posts up in this very thread.

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        • Drbearsec
          Charter Member
          • Jan 2015
          • 143
          • Chicago Burbs

          Originally posted by Ernest View Post
          Drbearsec HA!! Bill posted a short video of the commercial version a few posts up in this very thread.

          What I get for not looking closer....

          Bless Bill for creating such a damn incredible smoker. The only two things I'd love for it is 1) some easier way to attach a grease drip tray and 2) a Way to feed logs overnight when doing multiple long cooks. But those are such minor minor quibbles. The food is what is important and DAMN have I made some tasty BBQ on it. Some people telling me they were the best ribs they ever ate!

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          • Drbearsec
            Charter Member
            • Jan 2015
            • 143
            • Chicago Burbs

            Originally posted by KBQ View Post
            Here's a short video of the commercial-scale prototype.

            Wow, that is freaking cool. So let's see... If I buy one, I might get divorced. I could live with that. But she might take it in the divorce... that would be awful. HMMMMMMMMM

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            • Ernest
              Founding Member
              • 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

              Drbearsec That log auto feed will take all the fun out of KBQing. Feeding the logs is my favorite part.
              Grease drip tray, I bought a sheet pan from a restaurant supply store that fits perfectly inside the KBQ.

              I'd like to have a second one .........

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              • Drbearsec
                Drbearsec commented
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                Interesting... What's the dimensions on that pan? Online or in person?

                Agree that it is fun to feed the logs. I'm thinking for overnight cooks so one is not up 24 hours if one has to cook like 8 briskets... but yeah a second owuld work.

                However, I think if I dropped another $1400 on a smoker, I'd get a ton of shit from the old lady.

              • Ernest
                Ernest commented
                Editing a comment
                LOL!!
                I had the pan in the house already, for making bacon for a crowd (Thanksgiving breakfast sessions). I believe it's a 3/4 sheet pan, measures 15X21.
                From my experience, one gets a ton of sh#t regardless so.......might as well be for a second KBQ.
            • 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

              Originally posted by Drbearsec View Post


              Wow, that is freaking cool. So let's see... If I buy one, I might get divorced. I could live with that. But she might take it in the divorce... that would be awful. HMMMMMMMMM
              Drbearsec
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71_KDcgf1eA​


              Right here man!!

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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

                My order has been placed!!!! I can't wait!!! Now I just need to keep splitting wood to make sure I have enough to feed that beast.

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                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  Bye bye Yoder Wichita plans?

                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  Huskee Not sure right now. I need to have good spot for it. Where I am right now I just don't have that. I wouldn't want it sitting out in the elements. I would need to build structure to make sure it stays nice, and covers just don't do it for me. So the KBQ was a logical decision for me. I am sure that I will always keep that baby in my plans when every I am buying a new rig. And trust me, this wont be my last.

                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  Mine stays out in the elements year round. It won't hurt it. I know I know, you never want to do that with a new toy or tool, I kept mine indoors the first few months, but eventually you just go 'ahh who cares, rain won't hurt it'.
              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4729

                Congrats Spin
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                Man this thread is a MONSTER! AWESOME!
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                • Ernest
                  Founding Member
                  • 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 YEEEEAAH BUDDY!!

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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

                    Originally posted by Ernest View Post
                    Spinaker YEEEEAAH BUDDY!!
                    Thank You Sir!!! I can't wait!!!

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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

                      I just got a note from Bill, he said my Pit may be here next weekend! Can't get here soon enough.

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                      • Ernest
                        Founding Member
                        • 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

                        I can pick it up for you Spinaker . I promise to keep it safe,

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                        • Spinaker
                          Spinaker commented
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                          haha i am sure you would, but then It would never leave!!

                        • Ernest
                          Ernest commented
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                          you got that right!!!

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