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Cibelo
04-22-2014, 11:00 AM
My PBC is on the FEDEX truck for delivery today. What should I cook on it first?

Rusty Kettle
04-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Pork shoulder. I love pulled pork.

SmittyJonz
04-22-2014, 11:03 AM
Fatty - it's like a Rule

sliding_billy
04-22-2014, 11:14 AM
I don't have one, but everybody that has one swears by the chicken cooked on it.

gettinbasted
04-22-2014, 11:26 AM
I don't have one, but everybody that has one swears by the chicken cooked on it.

Half chickens are a good place to start, but it is all good.

Ron_L
04-22-2014, 11:57 AM
The PBC does a fantastic job on chicken halves, but a naked fatty is the traditional first cook on any cooker :-D

16Adams
04-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Looking forward to photos, congrats on PBC.

SmokinM
04-22-2014, 12:45 PM
So jealous. Congrats on the new purchase and please let us know how you like it.

Cibelo
04-22-2014, 01:02 PM
The Fatty is very tempting. I want to use the hooks so I think I will do chicken halves. I pulled up to the house a little while ago and a FEDEX truck was stopped two houses down but when I got to the door there was no package. I sure hope that there is another truck or I will be very disappointed.
Cibelo

FC BBQ
04-22-2014, 01:16 PM
I'm still trying to figure out a lot of the abbreviations use on this site and in BBQing world. I've bookmarked "St. Louque's Acronym List" and I have to look at it often. So my question is what is a PBC?

sliding_billy
04-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Pit Barrel Cooker

https://pitbarrelcooker.com/

Dauvis
04-22-2014, 01:31 PM
What I coincidence... I just got an email saying mine has arrived at my home.

bbqgeekess
04-22-2014, 01:32 PM
Sounds exciting! If it were me I'd hang some slabs of spares.

I'm barbecuing some NY Pastrami right now on my WSM. I have a bad cold and felt a bit down this morning, but then thought about doing some bbq and it cheered me up. I don't know what it is, but I have fun making a fire, getting it going, scraping down the grill and throwing on the meat.

Enjoy your PBC! I don't have one but I've always admired their build quality, aesthetics and performance.

FC BBQ
04-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Pit Barrel Cooker

https://pitbarrelcooker.com/


Thanks I new that but guess I was having a senior moment. What's worse is I'm not quite a senior yet. I think "St Louque's Acronym List" might need updated.

Teamfour
04-22-2014, 01:59 PM
So my question is what is a PBC?

Way over-priced UDS, ugly drum smoker.

Moose
04-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Way over-priced UDS, ugly drum smoker.


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hcj3rd
04-22-2014, 02:25 PM
I have had mine for over a year now and I love it. Enjoy your new smoker. I think its a more than fair price for what you get.

palmtreefrb
04-22-2014, 02:29 PM
i have had mine for over a year now and i love it. Enjoy your new smoker. I think its a more than fair price for what you get.
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palmtreefrb
04-22-2014, 02:35 PM
The Fatty is very tempting. I want to use the hooks so I think I will do chicken halves. I pulled up to the house a little while ago and a FEDEX truck was stopped two houses down but when I got to the door there was no package. I sure hope that there is another truck or I will be very disappointed.
Cibelo
I wouldn't worry about that, there are several FedEx trucks a day in my area. The Overnight packages are usually delivered by an early morning truck.
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ssv3
04-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Way over-priced UDS, ugly drum smoker.

Surpried it took this long:becky:

OP You'll love it. Congrats!! My favorite cooker now.

Tango Joe
04-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Nice addition to any cooker collection.
Congrats.

16Adams
04-22-2014, 03:02 PM
The PBC food will also make an 80+ year old Mother eat a half rack of baby backs with three sides by herself, then takes the other half plus more sides for a bedtime snack.

16Adams
04-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Way over-priced UDS, ugly drum smoker.

1Adam12 we've got shots fired, cooker down send back up.

Geesh

Fwismoker
04-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Surpried it took this long:becky:

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If someone just wanted information on them that's one thing but the OP already bought one so I'm surprised it happened at all.

Moose
04-22-2014, 03:11 PM
If someone just wanted information on them that's one thing but the OP already bought one so I'm surprised it happened at all.

I'm not...

:laugh:

ssv3
04-22-2014, 03:33 PM
If someone just wanted information on them that's one thing but the OP already bought one so I'm surprised it happened at all.

You missed my point or perhaps I'm missing yours:noidea:

Big George's BBQ
04-22-2014, 04:09 PM
Congrats and Enjoy

Fwismoker
04-22-2014, 04:18 PM
You missed my point or perhaps I'm missing yours:noidea:
I got yours but i think you missed mine but that's ok... Moose got it:becky:

ssv3
04-22-2014, 04:59 PM
I got yours but i think you missed mine but that's ok... Moose got it:becky:

I gots it now

16Adams
04-22-2014, 05:43 PM
^^^^^^ gotta love the love^^^^^

ssv3
04-22-2014, 05:49 PM
^^^^^^ gotta love the love^^^^^

That PBC love going around especially..... :love: Nothing like it

SmittyJonz
04-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Soon as they offer Colors I'm ordering one ......I want Burnt Orange.....

sbramm
04-22-2014, 06:19 PM
PBC = go to chicken cooker. doesn't get better!

Fwismoker
04-22-2014, 06:21 PM
Soon as they offer Colors I'm ordering one ......I want Burnt Orange..... High heat burnt orange on Frank ...he'd look great and it would only cost you about 10 bucks. :becky:

16Adams
04-22-2014, 06:23 PM
PBC has the night off. Green chile cheeseburger night. And beer.

BayouFrogCake
04-22-2014, 06:29 PM
I would also suggest chicken halves, however, you could be a crazy MF and go right to brisket! I did ribs and chicken on mine for first cook and was very pleased. I am however, moving on to a stick burner and will use my PBC for chicken and as a back up for pork butts

Teleking
04-22-2014, 08:50 PM
I would also suggest chicken halves, however, you could be a crazy MF and go right to brisket! I did ribs and chicken on mine for first cook and was very pleased. I am however, moving on to a stick burner and will use my PBC for chicken and as a back up for pork butts

Wow! Down graded to chicken cooker by more than one person. Y'all could have bought one of them thar Cajun injector chicken smokers for $79 and saved some kackle :heh:

bbqgeekess
04-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Way over-priced UDS, ugly drum smoker.

It's not way overpriced considering it has a powder coating on it. It's only what like $249? I believe Keith paid $80 for his powder coat finish on his custom UDS.

bbqgeekess
04-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Fatty - it's like a Rule

I think the rule for the first cook on the PBC should be something that hanging from a hook! That'd be hard to do with a fatty!

Ron_L
04-22-2014, 09:12 PM
Wow! Down graded to chicken cooker by more than one person. Y'all could have bought one of them thar Cajun injector chicken smokers for $79 and saved some kackle :heh:

Nobody is "downgrading" the PBC. The question was what should be the first cook.

JamieK
04-22-2014, 09:20 PM
Well From the lack of responses from Cibelo, my guess is his PBC has arrived and he is assembling and cooking already.

SmittyJonz
04-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Well From the lack of responses from Cibelo, my guess is his PBC has arrived and he is assembling and cooking already.

Or he's sitting on his porch staring down the road........

KORND4WG X
04-22-2014, 09:50 PM
I'd go with chicken halves too. You can use the hooks, it doesn't take long to get the result and it turns out great.

I'd suggest to check the IT after an hr or so until you can see your preference for getting it started. I followed the instructions exactly and it was way too hot for me for me so I had to tweak it a bit. Now that I have it down its set it and forget it.

Cibelo
04-23-2014, 10:01 AM
The PBC came too late to cook yesterday. It took me longer to open the box than it did to set it up for today. What a beauty. I am going with chicken first but I think that I can do a fatty after the chicken. From what I've read the temp should stay up for several hours.:-D

rwalters
04-23-2014, 11:01 AM
From what I've read the temp should stay up for several hours.:-D
Several hours? You should get an EASY 7-8 hours... heck, load the charcoal bowl to overflowing, and you'll probably see an EASY 10+ hours! :-)

Congrats on your PBC. You are going to LOVE it!!! I have had mine for a little over a year now... and EVERY TIME I cook on it, I am blown away by 2 things... ease and results... oh yeah, and the smells that come through those little top vent holes :-)

Jckeen2
04-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Just received my PBC yesterday. I cannot wait to try it out this weekend.

Cibelo
04-23-2014, 11:19 AM
I couldn't wait until the weekend. Heck I can hardly wait until this evening.

BB-Kuhn
04-23-2014, 12:23 PM
1/2 chickens are to PBC's as fatties are to other cookers in terms of "Maiden Voyages".

I've had mine for a month, done 1/2 chickens, bb ribs twice, sausages and an Easter Turkey.

not totally in love with it for various reasons, but when it works, it works well. I think i'll grow to love it sooner than later.

dano
04-23-2014, 12:39 PM
Another vote for Fatty.

Cibelo
04-23-2014, 01:19 PM
I have the chicken but I went to the store and bought Jimmy Dean Sage sausage. It will go on after the chicken comes off. I am going to slice it and have it for breakfast minus a taste tonight.

ssv3
04-23-2014, 01:22 PM
I have the chicken but I went to the store and bought Jimmy Dean Sage sausage. It will go on after the chicken comes off. I am going to slice it and have it for breakfast minus a taste tonight.

You're in for a treat.:thumb: Post some pics if you can.

Cibelo
04-24-2014, 09:25 AM
The chickens were really small. Just under 3 lbs. The potatoes were a fail. They fell off of the hooks after an hour but they were not done. I finished them in the microwave. Save.

I didn't get a picture of the finished fatty. Somehow it disappeared. The grill temps stayed steady at 280 up by the bars and there was still live coals at 6 this morning after 13 hours.

Cibelo
04-24-2014, 09:28 AM
By the way if it is as easy to cook brisket, ribs and pork as it is chicken the PBC is worth twice what I paid for it. My son couldn't believe that we got that taste without wood.

lennitt
04-24-2014, 10:42 AM
man that chicken looks great

Big M1ke
04-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Looks awesome! Every time I convince myself I want a WSM I see a PBC thread and go back to the drawing board. :decision::doh::help:

ssv3
04-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Cibelo,

First off great first cook. Try Stubbs briqs or lump and briqs to elevate the flavor profile of your food. I know 16Adams does 75% briqs and 25% lump. I've also done lump and briqs, briqs only or lump only.

I lose the russet potatoes as well. About the only thing that flops on the PBC unless you put in on the grate. However, I've never lost a Yukon gold potato by hanging it. Russet tend to be heavier so as they cook and get soft, their weight pushes them down.

Here are some pics.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fP-PXgrQOJQ/Ug794PkhrNI/AAAAAAAAB-M/ghKnXODoabw/s640/20130816_171451.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CiVzy7Stc5A/Ug7-eB2J7sI/AAAAAAAAB_E/e7Xe7CBcj2U/s1152/20130816_195727_3_bestshot.jpg

Here's the inside of the tater and in fact ribs were done on the PBC as well.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9_dMYHY30yk/Ug7-widcIsI/AAAAAAAAB_s/il0xiQxzVPU/s1152/20130816_202119_5_bestshot.jpg

Big George's BBQ
04-24-2014, 02:36 PM
Very nice cook Chicken looked great + 1 the Stubbs For briqs I really like them and they are low on ash They do cost a bit more

ajmcedar
04-24-2014, 02:45 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fP-PXgrQOJQ/Ug794PkhrNI/AAAAAAAAB-M/ghKnXODoabw/s640/20130816_171451.jpg


ssv3, sorry I'm too lazy to search, where did you get those hangers?
TIA

drumdawg67
04-24-2014, 02:57 PM
Just finishing up UDS build, but man I'd liketo have one of those. Researched them before I got the BPS kit. Seems like an awesome cooker.
Great looking bird. Congrats

ssv3
04-24-2014, 03:11 PM
ssv3, sorry I'm too lazy to search, where did you get those hangers?
TIA

No worries. I actually had them laying around and hadn't used them in a few years. They are kabob skewers I used on an open pit and they fit the PBC perfect. You can get them here fairly cheap ($2 or so each). There are some on ebay and amazon as well but don't know about quality.

I've got different ones and some custom made by my uncle with heavy duty SS.

Store bought

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D1h40U4glFI/UgB6IjBXYZI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/rGgUdLo1I8Q/s912/20130805_191359.jpg

Custom made for open pit grilling

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nrTfWeCkYWs/UrvBuWYWhvI/AAAAAAAAIk8/yTfUkgoV7Pk/w1358-h764-no/20131224_180950.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YH9DnRw6MII/UgExC7A38XI/AAAAAAAAB8A/NRNoyGiTYCg/w1113-h835-no/20130406_192345.jpg

Cibelo
04-24-2014, 04:29 PM
I want to do a couple of standard cooks before I try the different charcoals. I do love to experiment. Sometimes you hit a home run. I think that I will search out those skewers the look like they are perfect for several things. I hope my ribs look as good as yours.

Basted moral support guy
04-24-2014, 04:37 PM
The PBC does everything pretty well, but I almost cried tears of joy the first time I ate rib tips that my brother in-law decided to hang in the PBC. They were easily the best rib tips I've ever experienced.

Vision
04-24-2014, 08:11 PM
Cibelo,

First off great first cook. Try Stubbs briqs or lump and briqs to elevate the flavor profile of your food. I know 16Adams does 75% briqs and 25% lump. I've also done lump and briqs, briqs only or lump only.

I lose the russet potatoes as well. About the only thing that flops on the PBC unless you put in on the grate. However, I've never lost a Yukon gold potato by hanging it. Russet tend to be heavier so as they cook and get soft, their weight pushes them down.

Here are some pics.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fP-PXgrQOJQ/Ug794PkhrNI/AAAAAAAAB-M/ghKnXODoabw/s640/20130816_171451.jpg



Here's the inside of the tater and in fact ribs were done on the PBC as well.




I got mine at Lowes on discount, they're almost the same and are from weber. I did lose all the potatoes excepet one during a cook. I've found these, screw buckles and hope they'll will work with a SS wing nut..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/x10-Pcs-3-4-SS-Screw-Buckles-Band-Clamps-Stainless-Steel-SSB750-w-Set-Screws-/180980928024?pt=Clamps_Vises&hash=item2a234dce18

TXM489
04-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Yall gonna make me want a PBC and get in trouble with the ole' lady. My pops is having a keg cut in half and made into like a camp grill with a lid, it will have a removable stand and short legs for table top/tailgate use. Cant wait for that to be done.