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Best first time smoked ribs/brisket recipe: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes/spice-rubs-and-pastes/big-bad-beef-rub-recipe

Chickens taste better when cooked whole. Pickles taste better cut. Sandwiches taste better cut and bitten from inside. Meat tastes better sliced against grain.


Definitely a smoker is a personal choice, and what is better depends on what you are looking for.  I say it's a balance of goals, between: (i) making good food, (ii) making authentic BBQ, (iii) having fun with the maaseh of smoking, and (iv) convenience.  Items (iii) and (iv) don't only conflict, they directly oppose each other.

I opted for items (i) and (iv) so went PBC.  I would say WSM is also mostly a (i) and (iv) choice, but it brings in extra elements of (ii) and (iii), at a slight cost to (iv).  Maybe WSM also better at (i)--I have no idea either way.

Further to the above:

If all you want is good food, get a sous vide.

If all you want is authentic BBQ, get a huge offset smoker that you feed with split logs.

If all you want is having fun with the maaseh of smoking, again, get a huge offset smoker.

If all you want is convenience, use your oven.


Henche's PBC review
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43018.msg1439199#msg1439199
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2016, 09:09:18 PM »

besides, you're already cheating by not using a wood fired offset smoker, so you may as well just keep on at it.
Well I am a little embarrassed but I will be cheating on a whole other level ... Electric smoker

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2016, 09:12:38 PM »
Well I am a little embarrassed but I will be cheating on a whole other level ... Electric smoker

You can get some good flavors out of an electric smoker

Ive done worse....texas crunch in an oven  :o
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« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2016, 09:15:03 PM »

You can get some good flavors out of an electric smoker

Ive done worse....texas crunch in an oven  :o
yea I would keep that to myself

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« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2016, 09:15:52 PM »

You can get some good flavors out of an electric smoker

Ive done worse....texas crunch in an oven  :o
when u say Texas crunch the whole time or staring at 140

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2016, 09:26:07 PM »
yea I would keep that to myself
lol
when u say Texas crunch the whole time or staring at 140
starting at the stall (about 140ish)
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2016, 09:30:38 PM »
starting at the stall (about 140ish)

I can't see any possible reason to put it back in your smoker after wrapping.  I definitely put it in oven.

Also, for the record, they call aluminum foil a "crutch," but the big time smokers use butcher paper which gets to the same result--minimal evaporation.  It's all idiotic, and I don't feel remotely ashamed about using new methods to get better flavor with less effort.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #141 on: February 16, 2016, 11:08:16 PM »
I can't see any possible reason to put it back in your smoker after wrapping.  I definitely put it in oven.

Also, for the record, they call aluminum foil a "crutch," but the big time smokers use butcher paper which gets to the same result--minimal evaporation.  It's all idiotic, and I don't feel remotely ashamed about using new methods to get better flavor with less effort.

I put it back on for a little to dehydrate the bark
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #142 on: February 21, 2016, 04:15:06 PM »
Where's the best place in ny area to get ribs for smoking ?

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« Reply #143 on: February 21, 2016, 04:59:19 PM »
Seasons has brisket 6 dollars this week

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« Reply #144 on: February 21, 2016, 05:02:39 PM »
Where's the best place in ny area to get ribs for smoking ?

You can buy racks of ribs anywhere, and will be about 8-10 a lb.

I want to smoke short ribs, and so I'm waiting for flanken to be on sale, and then will ask them to sell me cut the other direction

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« Reply #145 on: February 21, 2016, 05:05:14 PM »
You can buy racks of ribs anywhere, and will be about 8-10 a lb.

I want to smoke short ribs, and so I'm waiting for flanken to be on sale, and then will ask them to sell me cut the other direction

I love the taste of short ribs but they are too fatty for me.
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« Reply #146 on: February 21, 2016, 05:19:19 PM »
You can buy racks of ribs anywhere, and will be about 8-10 a lb.

I want to smoke short ribs, and so I'm waiting for flanken to be on sale, and then will ask them to sell me cut the other direction
I can never find a rack of ribs  only cut.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #147 on: February 21, 2016, 06:41:33 PM »
I can never find a rack of ribs  only cut.

i bought at arons 4 weeks ago.

I got back ribs for 6.99, and (I think) plate ribs for 7.99
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« Reply #148 on: February 21, 2016, 06:42:58 PM »
I love the taste of short ribs but they are too fatty for me.

Jack sprat could eat no fat.

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« Reply #149 on: February 21, 2016, 06:47:05 PM »
i bought at arons 4 weeks ago.

I got back ribs for 6.99, and (I think) plate ribs for 7.99
Is that what they have at smoke houses ?