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  • jlazar
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 680
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    Earnest. I just finished readiing every this entire post for about the 20th time. You are without a doubt the KBQ expert. The pictures of your food are fantastic and have just about convinced me that I need to get a KBQ. A quick question for you. I know the KBQ requires tending compared to the WSM. But you also mention that food does seem to cook quicker in the KBQ. How does it compare to a WSM 18.5?

    For example, here is my experience with the WSM:
    Brisket (about 5 lb point and 5 lb flat) - 7-8 hours - 225.
    Baby Backs - 5 hours - 225.
    Pork Shoulder (2 5lb pieces) - 12-13 hours - 225.
    Chicken (6 breasts, 6 thighs, 6 legs) - 2-2.5 hours - 300-325.
    Sausages (Links and Fatties) - 2 hours - 225

    How do these cook times compare to the KBQ?

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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 I don't know about expert but I'm working on it.

      Flavorwise there's no comparison with any WSM. I'd go as far as I'd put it against any smoker out there and I'll come out on top.

      Cook times I'm yet to go over an hour at 325 on chicken. I actually overshot my first chicken. Checked it at 1 hour and breast was 170 degrees.
      I planned for 4 hours for the duck at 275 but at 2 hours I was already at 150. Had to Max out to brown it.
      I'm doing ribs at no higher than 215 degrees for 4 and half hours. Faster if hang.
      I did a fatty for hour and half, which is much thicker than links.
      I think the first brisket point was close to 6 pounds, had 2 in there. Started around 8:15 am at 225 and they went into the faux cambro at 2 am.

      I should mention that there's zero need to spritze in this thing.
      You can fill up the firebox and forget for an hour but I've noticed that doing that is just wasting wood.

      Ash box is big enough to take >12 hours of cooking.

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      • jlazar
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        Thank you Earnest. Looks like overnight/early morning starts are a thing of the past. When are you going to update your profile photo to include the KBQ?
    • 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.

      Calm down Ernest stop and take a breath... you are getting to excited

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      • Ernest
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        Are we ramming into meat or cooking it DWCowles ?

      • DWCowles
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        Smoking meat Ernest

      • DWCowles
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        Ernest you should do a video of that mean machine in action
    • 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

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      • DWCowles
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        You're having to much fun Ernest I'm jealous

      • Ernest
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        DWCowles but you put me up to this, you forced my hand HAHAHA. This cooking with wood is fantastic!

      • DWCowles
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        Nothing like cooking with wood Ernest I'm glad I brought you to the other side of BBQing
    • Spinaker
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      • Nov 2014
      • 10963
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
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        Karubeque C-60
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      Ernest This could be the most beautiful post this or any website has ever seen. You've got something special there my friend.

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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

        Much appreciated Spinaker I'm having a blast.

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        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15455
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
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            Beverages
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            • 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)

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

          I too think Ernest should make videos. I'd subscribe.

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          • jmott7
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 170
            • Woodland Hills, CA
            • PBC
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            I would keep a small picture of Ernest in a piece of jewelry I'd wear around my neck for the rest of my days. Ok, I exaggerate. But not by much!

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            • Huskee
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 15455
              • 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")
                • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                Thermometers
                • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
                • Thermapen MkII, orange
                • ThermoPop, yellow
                • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                Accessories
                • Instant Pot 6qt
                • Anova Bluetooth SV
                • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                • BBQ Dragon
                • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                • Weber grill topper
                • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                Beverages
                • 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)

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

              Jordan Mott How's this?

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              • Breadhead
                Banned Former Member
                • Jul 2014
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                KBQ should hire Ernest and have him be their spokesman and photographer. I'm just sayin😎

                He's got me motivated to buy a KBQ... If I don't win one. Then there's Pit Boss nudging me to buy a Kettle and SnS.

                I'm going to have to extend my patio and joint weight watchers.🙈

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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

                  My boy's 4th birthday.
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                  • DWCowles
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                    I will be driving through Dallas this afternoon Ernest what's your address? 😎
                    Happy birthday to the little one
                    Last edited by DWCowles; September 26, 2015, 08:03 PM.

                  • Ernest
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                    Oh man! We need AR instant messenger!
                • jlazar
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
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                  Earnest. How often and how do you clean your shelves?

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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 I scrub them after every cook. The whole thing cleans quite easily
                    Last edited by Ernest; September 27, 2015, 06:32 AM.

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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

                      Is that mahogany enough?
                      First time using the clean and dirty smoke combo throughout. No sugar, BBQ sauce or wrapping.

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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 scored a beautiful 6 pound point!!!! Saturday cook

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