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  • hogdog6
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    Coconut Monkey here are pics of mine on a a table and witH BBQBills mods. I use a hotel pan in the bottom as a water pan. Many don't use a water pan but I do if for nothing else it makes clean up so easy.
    i cut the legs on the table to the height I wanted. The fire box is below eye level. Go to KBQ has landed and find posts from Histrix. He is the one that had the table idea with Amazon links.
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    sorry I don't know why they're not oriented correctly I'm not smart enough to fix.
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  • Coconut Monkey
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    This cart idea is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • 58limited
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    Coconut Monkey Recipe is on the free side of the site. It is really good, one of those "Where have you been all of my life?" things: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recip...q-sauce-recipe

  • ComfortablyNumb
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    Histrix has a table mounted KBQ that he has posted pictures of before. I believe he made some sort of spark arrester for it. Haven't seen him post lately, if he's still around maybe he'll jump in. As for the door mods, when I have time I'll take some pictures of mine.

  • ComfortablyNumb
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    I did a fresh, whole chicken a couple of weeks ago, I mean fresh, I had butchered him the day before. I soaked him in brine overnight. Put it on the KBQ averaging 325. Actually let it go a bit long, pulled it at 185 internal temp. Still tender and moist.

  • ddevine
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    I can't take credit for this or the photography but the fellow I purchased my used KBQ from had his mounted on a cart. Yes, it does bring the firebox to eye level and it makes it difficult to look down into the firebox when added wood but I don't have to bend down to open the door and I can move the cooker around with little effort. I also purchased a different tool to lift the lid which prevents it from swinging around from side to side. I bent the shaft on the tool into a curve so it is easier to insert into the eyebolt on the lid. Works for me.

    Here is the link to the tool.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y7ZKXL9...roduct_details

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  • Coconut Monkey
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    What kind of Alabama white sauce are you using? Do you have a recipe?

  • 58limited
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    I haven't done breasts but leg quarters cooked at 275* to a temp of 170* or so are amazing - best smoked chicken I've ever had. Even better dipped in Alabama white sauce. I made ribs on the KBQ today - so dang good!

  • Coconut Monkey
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    Really good feedback ComfortablyNumb ! I wonder if a water pan would help with the chicken? I will try hotter and faster next time.

    If anyone has any mounting instructions or a recommended table, I would love to hear it. I would prefer something stainless steel so I can hose it off. If I find something I will also post it here for reference.

    I can't wait to smoke a brisket on this thing.

    I also got the KBQ because of its portability. I'm thinking remote family cooks and maybe even competition cooking. Thanksgiving with the family is going to be different this year boys.

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    ...the new height of the firebox. Not only will you have to reach up to add wood, but it puts the sparks at eye level. As long as you are mindful of these two things, it is doable.

  • ComfortablyNumb
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    Next time try hotter and faster on the chicken. Shoot for above 300, up to 350. It will be ready before it can dry out.

    BBQ_Bill used to offer a door kit. It had better handles and the means to change the hinge so you could remove the door. He's terrible busy now and I don't think does it anymore. It is all off the shelf stuff, so you can make your own.

    Some have mounted their units to a short table. Two things to bear in mind, the fall of the door and the stress on the hinge. The other is..

  • Coconut Monkey
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    Ok here is my update on my new KBQ. First my initial review:
    • The KBQ C-60 is well made. Solid construction.
    • It really is well thought out. It was hard to make a mistake after reading the manual.
    • It was a pain putting on the back legs on the cooker. I feel this could have been easier.
    • Speaking of legs... I would pay extra to have the option of extended legs or even a cabinet system under the cooker with four wheels and casters. Having this thing on the ground is really a hastle. If I was older it may be a deal-breaker.
      • Even some detachable longer legs and a basket underneath for wood would be an improvement.
    • What's the deal with the "Handle"? It could be bigger. Moving it is such a pain in the butt. It's nearly easier to pick it up completely to move it.
    Ok, on to the food:
    • The chicken came off first. Looked beautiful. I cooked them on the bottom rack, with the dial set around 250-275.
      • The chicken was dry! I don't understand why. I pulled each breast off at 160 exactly. The smoke flavor was great... but very dry. Can someone help me with why this could be? Should I have cooked it lower and slower?
    • The spareribs I made were THE BEST I HAVE EVER HAD. No exaggeration. And I've had a lot of ribs on many cookers. The smoke flavor was second to none. I dreamed about eating the ribs again last night, no kidding!

    All in all a wonderful cooker. I haven't cleaned it out yet, but it looks easy enough. So far worth the price of admission. Here are some pics as well.



    John Rogers

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  • HawkerXP
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    Originally posted by Coconut Monkey View Post
    Just ordered my first! Excited
    That's a good monkey! " FIRST"

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  • Coconut Monkey
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    Just ordered my first! Excited

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  • KenYz
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    Got mine last year.

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