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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

    jlazar 99.99% of the time I'm reaching for the KBQ first. Even during the week, I have to restrain myself from using it. Here's why:
    1. Flavor. There's nothing out there that can produce such flavor with zero effort on my part. (besides me throwing a log every now and then)
    2. It's as easy as lighting a fire, getting it going, turn the knob to whatever temp I want to cook. That's it. I'm not fighting to get it to temp range, or shooting for clear smoke etc, none of that. It gets to temp within 15 minutes.
    3. I can (and do quite often) finish cooking a hunk of meat, say ribs, drop the temp to 145 and hold them there while I do other things. I have found that a full firebox will provide heat for an hour and a half before I totally run out of coals.

    If you had a KBQ, you'd supplement the arsenal with a weber grill+SnS. Only because there will be days when you can't be messing with feeding the fire.

    Oh I'm sure you have seen my post on reverse seared steak, lamb etc. Use the cookbox for the low heat and sear right on the fire box.

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    • jlazar
      jlazar commented
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      I have the WSM 18.5 with a Digiq DX2. Wouldn't that replace the weber/SnS?

    • Ernest
      Ernest commented
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      It would but you can't do traditional grilling i.e. burgers on the WSM. Still need a WARP 10 set up
  • oldsteve
    Former Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 190
    • Citrus Heights, CA

    Ernest, back on page three, your "Hooked on Classics" chicken looks awesome. Approximately how long did you go? That's looking like my next cook. I can smell it already!

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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

      oldsteve I think that was my first chicken. I did set it up to test Max temp. Got to about 340. BUT when I got to check the IT on Chicken, it was 170 degrees at the Hour mark. Chicken cooks pretty fast

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      • oldsteve
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        Thanks for reminding me about how much faster the KBQ cooks. Even though my pellet cooker has a fan running all the time, it doesn't cook convection style like the KBQ. I forgot to ask if you used a rub on your first chicken? It came out picture perfect.
    • 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 wanted to do ribs over the past weekend but got rained in. So here we go....

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      Close up. No sauce or spritzing

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      • Tim E
        Tim E commented
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        Those look tremendous!
    • 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 made some killer KBQ ribs on Thanksgiving. These were just the appetizers. (I have four brothers and the smallest one 6' 4"/ 240) The Ribs were...like...crazy good. What is more than infinitely amazing? The flavor was out of this world. But I will let the picture do the talking, its too bad that you can't let the taste and aroma do the same for you.

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

        Unless you experience the smell for yourself, you can't really describe that wonderful fragrance that is surrounding you. After one cook, I'm hooked. Imagine in a stadium if they had the KBQ smell wafting up underneath the seats instead of their usual burgers and hot dogs. There would be a stampede for the concession stand. Now I know what you guys have been talking about!

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        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Yeah its awesome. No doubt
      • 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

        Can you blame me for trying to get a second KBQ to replace all my smokers? LOL

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        • smarkley
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1421

          Fine looking Ribs you guys! I got some waiting to cook...just looking for time

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          • richinlbrg
            richinlbrg commented
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            Good to see you back at it, smarkley !!!

          • smarkley
            smarkley commented
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            thanks richinlbrg ... I am slow and need help, but still cooking when I can!
        • richinlbrg
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1893
          • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
          • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

          Keep going, smarkley!

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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
            Can you blame me for trying to get a second KBQ to replace all my smokers? LOL
            I am considering doing the same. Why would I cook on anything else?

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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

              LOL!! I totally understand.

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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

                Btw.....

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                • gcdmd
                  gcdmd commented
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                  What all is in that salad?

                • Ernest
                  Ernest commented
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                  Braised Beluga lentils, carrots, onions and arugula.

                • gcdmd
                  gcdmd commented
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                  Thank you. It looks delicious.
              • Huskee
                Administrator
                • May 2014
                • 15445
                • central MI, USA
                • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                  Smokers / Grills
                  • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                  • PBC
                  • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                  • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                  • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                  • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                  • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                  • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                  • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                  • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
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                  • BBQ Dragon
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                  • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
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                  • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                  • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                  • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                  • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                  • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                  • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                  • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                  About me
                  Real name: Aaron
                  Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

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                  • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                See the bad thing about all of this, and with Pit Boss steak pics, is y'all make it real hard for a guy like me to post ribs, steak, chicken, etc pics anymore. Methinks this is all part of your evil plan.

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 4905
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  Ain't nothing wrong with the food you cook Huskee

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

                    More questions for Ernest. The turkey you did on your Nov. 25 post; how big, how long, and what temperature. I'm assuming you were running at max temp on the controller. I have a 13# one thawing out right now. It didn't look like you spatchcocked yours but I plan on doing mine that way. I did a whole chicken yesterday with minimal prep (right out of the bag with no overnight dry brining). Naturally I didn't get the beautiful skin color you achieved. The whole cook took 1hr. 14min. I didn't preheat the KBQ. As soon as I had a nice bed of coals I put the chicken in and turned the controller to maximum overdrive. In 17 min. I was at my max temp of 356°. The rest of the cook cycled between 342°-353°. What a machine! Now since I've got my KBQ, the weather has decided to start raining again after a 4 year drought! Just my luck.

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