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  • BBQ_Bill
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 409
    • Phoenix, Arizona

    So rhequiem...
    You are the very latest to announce your KBQ here in the ComfortablyNumb Roll Call.
    This fine smoking machine of yours lines up at NUMBER 72 in our growing list of happy owners.
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    This declaration signals us that we have a new KBQ Family/Club member!
    We are ready to help you in whatever way we can with your smokes/cooks, and will give you our best advise and encouragement as needed.
    Welcome!

    S
    moke On!

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    • rhequiem
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      Thank you, sir! Proud to be here
  • goskers
    Club Member
    • Nov 2019
    • 9

    Have my second KBQ arriving today!

    Owned my first for probably 3 years. Sold it prior to moving to Southern Indiana just over a year ago.

    Looking forward to starting the assault again on brisket perfection.

    Joel

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    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      Welcome to the Pit!

    • pmillen
      pmillen commented
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      Thanks for the comment. People who buy more than one KBQ provide a great testimonial.

    • BBQ_Bill
      BBQ_Bill commented
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      Call me Joel.
      I will try to help you succeed with your next packer brisket.
      Have learned some new stuff from Aaron Franklin's MasterClass.
      I sent you a private message with my cell number.
  • dirtman
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 131
    • Centralia, IL

    I have a KBQ and you all are inspiring to start using it again! While I love my KBQ, I don't often find the time to watch a smoker all day and end up using my MAK's as the pellet poopers are so convenient.

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    • dirtman
      Charter Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 131
      • Centralia, IL

      Originally posted by SmokyMikeBBQ View Post
      Long time luker on the site so finally decided to chime in regarding my KBQ.
      Made the purchase in 2018 after reading all posts. Very nice machine (never
      had a smoker I could hose out after using!!)
      Made a few mods: bought a cart (former Costco sample table), added wheels which make it
      very easy to store when not in use, discovered my temp probes (Firebird 4 lead) can be
      snaked thru the holes at each front corner. Also purchased the Alligator and log
      splitter from Amazon. Here in Puget Sound only have access to alder, maple and apple.
      Initial smoke was a pot roast--delicious! Next smoked a pork loin and a boston butt--both came out perfect. Been nailing ribs while building up to a brisket.

      Thanks for all the excellent info from all the forum users!!

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      I like your mod to the height!
      Last edited by dirtman; December 17, 2019, 02:25 PM.

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      • danforth
        Club Member
        • Dec 2018
        • 4
        • Ashland, OR

        I've had one since 2015 and it's been a great tool to work with. Bill is awesome! I love the work he put into this design, the story, and the craftsmanship.

        Attached Files
        Last edited by danforth; December 17, 2019, 04:23 PM.

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        • HawkerXP
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          Really. What are they?

        • danforth
          danforth commented
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          new2smoking HawkerXP So sorry for the delayed response. I'm rarely on here, obviously. It would be great to spend more time with you all though!

          And what a terrible injustice that I posted those without captions! The top photo is a whole dry-aged skin-on pork loin with spatchcocked chicken below it (catching all the good juices). The bottom photo is herb stuffed and tied more like netted) boneless lamb shoulders.

        • HawkerXP
          HawkerXP commented
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          Thanks! Its never to late to review good lookin meat!
      • BBQ_Bill
        Club Member
        • Jun 2017
        • 409
        • Phoenix, Arizona

        Wow!
        It is time to play "Catch-Up!"
        Let's see if I can get this right...
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        goskers' machine is Number 73


        dirtman's machine is Number 74


        danforth's machine is Number 75

        and...
        KBQ is doing well!

        You three already probably know that your machine is not only special, it also has the ability to produce meats that are in "Another Dimension" ​​​​​​​(At least in my world of cooking)
        >> Feel Free to ask any and all questions about your machine and smokes. We will try to help for sure. <<

        We here at ComfortablyNumb's KBQ Roll Call welcome you all to the KBQ Family of smoking Dudes and Dudettes!

        Smoke On! (You all!)​​

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        • ComfortablyNumb
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          We need Ernest to register his KBQ number two!
      • Ernest
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3413
        • Dallas, Texas
        • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

        Oh yeah, second KBQ assembled. This will be the only time that you'll see it this shiny. LOL

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        • hogdog6
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          Wow had to put on the the shades to look at that shiny bad boy. 🔥
      • BBQ_Bill
        Club Member
        • Jun 2017
        • 409
        • Phoenix, Arizona

        Ernest
        I agree with hogdog6
        It is... "Be-U-Tiff-Full!
        So... this shiny new second machine of yours is #76 in this here KBQ Roll Call!
        NOW, you can double up on those marvelous pix!
        Congrats!
        Smoke On!
        and...
        Smoke On!!

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        • Gumby1
          Club Member
          • Dec 2019
          • 2
          • Friendswood, TX

          New to this club, have owned my KBQ since summer of 2017. The amount of compliments I get is amaizing. Our Christmas Prime Rib was unbeliveable, followed Meatheads recipe exactly as published. Great Goodness

          Tom

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          • HawkerXP
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            Welcome to the Pit!
        • Gumby1
          Club Member
          • Dec 2019
          • 2
          • Friendswood, TX

          Our Christmas Prime Rib


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          • BBQ_Bill
            Club Member
            • Jun 2017
            • 409
            • Phoenix, Arizona

            Howdy Tom!
            A BIG Welcome to our "KBQ Family" here at Amazing Ribs.
            We are happy you have joined us and your special machine lines up at Number 77 in the ComfortablyNumb KBQ Roll Call.
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            With around 2-1/2 years of KBQ experience, I am sure that you have learned much about this incredible smoker!
            Our large following has posted much info about the machine, the cooks, and results as well.
            NOTHING like it on the web!
            Absolutely GREAT reading for KBQ owners without a doubt!
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            Please do feel free to continue to show off your cooks like this amazing looking Prime Rib you smoked!
            We seriously LUV it when someone shares photos, recipes, techniques, and tips from a cook/smoke.
            -
            Also... be sure to check out the various KBQ subjects posted here in The Pit.
            Our "Bragging" post alone is just over 100 pages long!
            Other KBQ topics are available as well that cover maintenance, modifications, etc.
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            HERE are Some Sweet > KBQ LINKS (to Check Out)
            1) Comprehensive List of KBQ's (And the machine owners)
            2) Bragging Rights Pages (KBQ Has Landed)
            3) Maiden Voyage (1st Cook/Smokes)
            4) Tradition (Coolie Photo Shoot)

            Again, Welcome and...
            Smoke On!
            Last edited by BBQ_Bill; December 27, 2019, 11:39 PM. Reason: Added Some KBQ Links

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            • SmokeyNate
              Club Member
              • Jan 2020
              • 102
              • The Willamette Valley

              Yep, count me in!

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              • BBQ_Bill
                Club Member
                • Jun 2017
                • 409
                • Phoenix, Arizona

                SmokeyNate
                Your announcing that you wish to be included in the ComfortablyNumb KBQ Roll Call "opens" the arms of the KBQ Family in a hearty Welcome!
                -
                We are here for you, and are happy to assist you in your incredible journey to Smokey Bliss!
                Please ask any and all questions to guide your experiences into success after success.
                -
                Please do take note of the available Links in the post above yours.
                They are shortcuts to a very large amount of data regarding your wonderful KBQ machine.
                -
                And now...
                Your C-60 smoker is hereby registered as
                Number 78.
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                Again, welcome sir, and...
                Smoke On!

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              • 58limited
                Club Member
                • Dec 2018
                • 1112
                • SE Texas
                • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                Count me in! Just picked up a used KBQ from a forum member. It came with everything but the koozie (on order) and it has BBQ_Bill's door handle/removable door accessory and a 2" water/drippings tray at the bottom. In the picture below you can see the undesired excavations and resulting pond the dog so graciously maintains for me.

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                1 rack of ribs, 1 rack of Blasphemy Ribs spread over two cooking grates, and four chicken leg quarters seasoned with the Chicka Licka Bam Bam seasoning that came with my PK grill. Ribs are seasoned with Memphis Dust. Later, I'll be doing a pork butt seasoned with Salt Lick rub.

                One problem I'm having: It is windy and the wind is hitting the right side full-on. The wood was burning too fast, flames were coming out of the left side of the firebox, and the temperature was staying a little low. I ended up making a windbreak out of thick aluminum foil and that has helped a lot.

                I pulled the Blasphemy Ribs after 3 hours (I let them go longer due to the temp problems earlier). I basted them with a mix of Franklin's original and espresso sauces plus some Stubb's original. They are great! I temped the chicken when I pulled the ribs - temp was 177* so I quickly pulled them too. This is some of the juiciest, most tender chicken I have ever made. It is fall-off-the-bone tender and literally melted in my mouth.


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                • 58limited
                  58limited commented
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                  Updated my post above with some after pics.

                • new2smoking
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                  Beautiful results, even if it was your 50th cook on the KBQ! Congratulations for job well done.

                • 58limited
                  58limited commented
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                  Thanks! I almost ate myself sick on those. Gonna pull the slab of ribs, rest and clean the firebox, then put the pork butt on.
              • EricMcGee
                Club Member
                • Dec 2017
                • 1

                KBQ since 2-29-2020

                Need to work on my wood supply/size. Made some great looking baby back ribs.

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