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New to me KBQ smoker

RichGTS

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Picked up a KBQ off of marketplace today - guy said he didn’t use it much and was nervous about the flames around his small kids.
I caught covid a week or two ago so nothing tastes like anything right now but I'm hoping my tastebuds return to get a chance to use it in the next few weeks and see how it does.
hope everyone is well - Rich
 

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SmokinAl

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Never seen one of those.
What is the fuel source?
Al
 

gmc2003

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Thats a first for me also. Looks pretty cool.

Chris
 

kilo charlie

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Cool smoker.. would like to see it in use... Hopefully you didn't pass the COVID on to the seller!
 

RichGTS

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Never seen one of those.
What is the fuel source?
Al
Hey Al - it’s a wood burner - it pulls the heat and smoke from the bottom of the fire into the smoker. It’s not quite set it and forget it as I have to feed it wood splits but it is temperature controlled. These things have good reviews so I’m excited to give it a go!
 

JLeonard

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Cool looking smoker. Cant wait to see it in action. Hopefully you will recover soon.

Jim
 

Colin1230

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That is one heck of a cool smoker Rich. Hope your taste/smell return quickly because I would love to see that thing in action.
 

mcokevin

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Very counter intuitive to me, but I am sure the folks that designed it are a lot smarter than I am...

I will be looking forward to seeing your reviews and more importantly some pics!
 

krj

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Had to go to their site to try and understand the concept...still not entirely sure how I feel about the entire concept. I'm not doubting the effectiveness of the cooker, just might need to watch a video of it in action.

For me another issue is the price tag for the, imho, small amount of cooking space you have. I think I found it's 960 square inches of space. I know it's a different style of cooker but in comparison the Masterbuilt 40 Digital Charcoal is 1320.

The final thing I see is the fact that there is quite literally always going to be somewhat of an open flame. It literally says on their website to not light it where/when you wouldn't light a campfire.


All that said, I'm definitely don't see myself getting one, but I'm interested in seeing what you think of it, and seeing how it cooks.
 

RichGTS

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I did the rookie run tonight with some frozen chicken breast, brats, Polska kielbasa and some corn on the cob.
my boys tore up the sausages - I couldn’t taste much yet but I have to say that the smoker performed well. I left it on the cart for ease of moving it. No surprises
build the fire - set the temperature and that’s about all there is to it.
 

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JWFokker

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The KBQ is extremely cool and puts out super clean smoke. Takes the skill out of burning sticks, but the results are top notch. Nothing else like it.
 

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Nice find!! I love mine, I've had it a little over a year now. I tell people it's kind of a cross between a offset and a pellet smoker. Smokiness of a offset but control more like a pellet, just needs more babysitting.
 

RichGTS

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Nice find!! I love mine, I've had it a little over a year now. I tell people it's kind of a cross between a offset and a pellet smoker. Smokiness of a offset but control more like a pellet, just needs more babysitting.
Are you getting all of the smoke flavor that you expected? I am using oak and I don’t get a ton of smoke flavor on my food.
the brisket taste good - just expected more
 

JWFokker

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Are you getting all of the smoke flavor that you expected? I am using oak and I don’t get a ton of smoke flavor on my food.
the brisket taste good - just expected more
Run it lower or use the "dirty" smoke setting on the firebox. You're probably not used to super clean smoke.
 

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I find smoke to be more pronounced a day or three after the cook (leftovers) ... You get acclimated to the smoke the day of the cook so it takes a few days to get the smoke taste out of your mouth ...
 

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