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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 #1440 on: February 13, 2018, 05:22:36 PM »
I think I知 going for sausage.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1441 on: February 13, 2018, 05:24:51 PM »
I think I知 going for sausage.

Making it? Tell us how. And post pics.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1442 on: February 13, 2018, 05:25:43 PM »
I think I知 going for sausage.

Are kosher casing available again? They were oos for a while
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1443 on: February 13, 2018, 05:26:54 PM »
Are kosher casing available again? They were oos for a while

Have some faith, he's using natural.

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« Reply #1444 on: February 13, 2018, 05:27:03 PM »
Making it? Tell us how. And post pics.
Will do. I have always wanted to do this, and finally going forward with it

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1445 on: February 13, 2018, 05:30:49 PM »
Are kosher casing available again? They were oos for a while
I have a friend in the food business he ordered them for me from his supplier

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1447 on: February 15, 2018, 02:30:40 PM »
Wow abstaining casings is no easy task

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« Reply #1448 on: February 15, 2018, 11:24:05 PM »
Wow abstaining casings is no easy task
Just noticed abstaining. Too late to edit.
Obtaining

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1449 on: February 16, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
Just noticed abstaining. Too late to edit.
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i see them on amazon

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1450 on: February 16, 2018, 10:00:45 AM »
i see them on amazon
I知 makpid on kosher

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1451 on: February 16, 2018, 10:08:23 AM »
I知 makpid on kosher
some of them arent made of pork just plain fiber

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« Reply #1452 on: February 16, 2018, 10:26:05 AM »
some of them arent made of pork just plain fiber
the cellulose ones officially aren't edible.

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« Reply #1453 on: February 16, 2018, 10:26:58 AM »
I知 makpid on kosher
@rs242 what do you do for fermentation

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1454 on: February 16, 2018, 10:31:25 AM »
what are you cooking this weekend?