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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9696
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    smarkley and Spinaker you all are having way to much fun

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    • smarkley
      smarkley commented
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      DWCowles Stick Burning Rawks... of course you already know that!

      By The Way... I still want a Lang someday!
  • 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

    MAN! I wish I could join this KBQ parade. I had plumbing issues at the house.

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    • smarkley
      smarkley commented
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      Ernest Total Bummer man... I hate plumbing issues ugh!
  • smarkley
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1421

    ugh forgot... I did a Kurobuta Ham, too... here is a pic... not much too look at but I tried a little sliver and WOW... good!

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    red eye gravy in my future!

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    • oldsteve
      Former Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 190
      • Citrus Heights, CA

      I have a question for all you lucky owners; what accessories have you purchased specifically for your KBQ? Also, does the KBQ come with the wheels or are they optional? I plan on purchasing when I get my tax refund.

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      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        I think one thing that is very helpful are those large scissor tongs that Meathead recommends. I used them many times last weekend. Its nice be able to past the logs in the firebox, as well as be able to move the burnt ones around to maximize air flow and coal production. Don't hesitate to get the KBQ. You won't be disappointed.
        oldsteve

        Link Below for the tongs. Well worth it.

        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=amazi0a8-20
    • smarkley
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1421

      oldsteve the wheels come with it... I didn't buy anything extra... the only thing I needed that did not come with it is a baking sheet for the bottom to catch extra grease.

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      • oldsteve
        oldsteve commented
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        Thanks for the quick reply! Now I want to wish time away so I can order one. One more question...are the slide out racks made of stainless steel?

      • KBQ
        KBQ commented
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        They are passivated 201 SS
    • 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

      oldsteve no extras except the drip catcher. Oh I got a weber cover for it. Posted somewhere on this thread.

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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

        Where's Spinaker with our brisket?

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        • smarkley
          smarkley commented
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          Good Question... he just stopped posting for some reason
      • 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
        Where's Spinaker with our brisket?
        Sorry guys I got distracted with doing all the other stuff for the party. I only took one picture of the finished project, I tried to get one of the finished product sliced up but it was gone just too damn fast. The flavor was unreal. I got a really nice black bark that formed and there was a Deep smoke flavor, which was mellow but strong at the same time. The pull test was passed with flying colors. This baby was perfect and the point just melted in in your mouth. I sliced up the flat and chopped the point. Slices were eaten as is, while the point was chopped for sandwiches. I have never made a brisket this good in my life. It really was astounding. And the awesome thing is, that anyone can do run this thing. If you can build a fire, you can make crazy good BBQ in this rig.

        For next time I am going to try it without wrapping. I just want to see what happens. With the amount of moisture that was in this one, I wouldn't think it would even be necessary. Ernest , smarkley , KBQ do you guys wrap when your cooking on the KBQ?

        The KBQ ran like a dream. I had one issue with the fire towards the end of the cook, but that was my fault, I was working on some other stuff and it almost went out. I added some more lump the the firebox and the fire recovered in no time. I am can't even describe the taste that this sucker kicks out. I am more than happy with my purchase.

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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 beautiful cook, time to KBQ some STL ribs..
          I wasn't crazy when I said that it's the best smoker on earth. I do not wrap anything cooked on the KBQ

          I don't bother with bringing it up to temp. I build my fire, when it's ready, I load the cookbox, then set my temp.

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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 beautiful cook, time to KBQ some STL ribs..
            I wasn't crazy when I said that it's the best smoker on earth. I do not wrap anything cooked on the KBQ

            I don't bother with bringing it up to temp. I build my fire, when it's ready, I load the cookbox, then set my temp.
            You were not lying my friend. This is the best smoker I have ever ran and probably the best smoker on earth. v
            I realized after I got the fire going that I don't need to get her up to temp. Just load the damn meat right away. This thing just rolls right along.
            Two of my brothers live out side of Minnesota now. (San Fransisco and NYC) And they are just dying because they wanna see this beast running. They really can't wait to get back to Minnesota to see it. I asked one of them what kind of meat they would like me to make when they are back home and he just replied, "Brisket, Ribs, chickens, prime rib, Pork shoulders, pork belly, beef ribs, turkey, venison, salmon,....etc."

            Its fun to have other people excited about this thing. It makes me feel a bit more sane. z

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            • oldsteve
              Former Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 190
              • Citrus Heights, CA

              A couple more questions for you KBQ owners. Are the 6' Maverick probes long enough to use after you fish them through the two holes above the cooking chamber doors? Are you able to set the Maverick above the cooking chamber, say on a hot pad or something similar, or is it too hot? Last question...Do you recommend buying a couple of extra cooking grids? If I wasn't having a senior moment at the time, it seems like in an earlier post, Ernest said He would.

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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

                oldsteve No they will not fit through the hole on the top of the cook box. This scared me when I was setting up my first cook. Here is what I did, and I think it works even better. I run the probes down the Louver box. Pull the wires to the side, then place the firebox back on top of the KBQ. The wires and probe can then come out of the top louver and you are good to go. Then i put a piece of wood on top of the cook box for the thermo box to sit on. It will get warm but I had mine on there for 10 + hours with no problems. In the picture below you can see the thermo with the block of wood. If you look closely, you can see the probes running down to the louver box. I can take some more pictures showing you exactly how you do it if you'd like. I will post them later tonight, when i get the chance to get at it.. Stay tuned to this thread.
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                • oldsteve
                  oldsteve commented
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                  Thanks for going to a lot of trouble! I think you nailed my questions.The picture definitely shows what you're talking about. I'm sure I'll be pestering you guys with a bunch more questions before I order mine. Thanks again!

                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  No problem, Keep them coming. Gives us all a chance to learn from each other. I did the same (and still do) to smarkley and Ernest.
              • 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

                oldsteve The 4 cooking shelves can handle 8 full racks of STL ribs, 4 briskets or 8 butts. I Unless you're cooking for an army or catering services, there's no need for extra shelves.
                As far as mavericks probes, I haven't really messed with them much, I use my thermopop for food. I can set the KBQ temp to my liking without the use of a thermometer. I did use one on my first few cooks so I have a pretty good idea where to set the knob.

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                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  I was thinking the same thing with my thermos after my second cook. I have pretty good handle on knowing where my temps are at by setting the knob. It gave me some piece of mind for the first few cooks. It may take a while before I completely get away from using them. Ernest
              • 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 picked up a whole pick up load of Pin Oak today from the local golf course. Its still needs to be split but, I think I will cut to KBQ size then split the logs. When you get them down to KBQ size they really split easy. Having to cut and split wood may just off set the extra calories that I will be consuming when cooking all the killer BBQ on the KBQ. (but probably not)

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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 Its just protein......hahahaha

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