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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 #150 on: February 21, 2016, 06:55:58 PM »
Is that what they have at smoke houses ?

Some.  Many have short ribs, with a thick layer of meat on them. But I think classic meat eating is just a thin layer of meat over the bones that you gnaw off.

Put bbq sauce on half an hour before done, so that it carmelizes.

Use Stubbs, but careful because only some of them have OU. They apparently have 2 plants and only one has hashgacha yet.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2016, 07:02:12 AM »

Seasons has brisket 6 dollars this week
wow I wish the would open in Lakewood to catch the brisket

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2016, 07:05:12 AM »

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
If they will sell it to you cheaper uncut you could cut it yourself. I do it all the time as long as it's not frozen u cut the long way 

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« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2016, 09:07:13 AM »
If they will sell it to you cheaper uncut you could cut it yourself. I do it all the time as long as it's not frozen u cut the long way

You mean sell me the whole rack, and I'll cut it myself into 3 or 4 rib sections (I think we eat 12 ribs?)

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« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2016, 09:28:05 AM »

You mean sell me the whole rack, and I'll cut it myself into 3 or 4 rib sections (I think we eat 12 ribs?)
short rib only 5 bones

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« Reply #155 on: February 22, 2016, 09:51:09 AM »
short rib only 5 bones

Well, I'd like to smoke all 5 together, so I guess I want the whole rack.

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« Reply #156 on: February 22, 2016, 10:54:23 AM »

Well, I'd like to smoke all 5 together, so I guess I want the whole rack.
the problem is one side 2 inches of meat and the other could be as little as 1/2 inch so will be hard to smoke the whole slab together

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« Reply #157 on: February 22, 2016, 10:58:23 AM »
the problem is one side 2 inches of meat and the other could be as little as 1/2 inch so will be hard to smoke the whole slab together

I think will be ok.

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« Reply #158 on: March 01, 2016, 02:00:46 PM »

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« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2016, 02:01:28 PM »
Also, FYI, Arons Kissena farms selling brisket for 6.99 today and tomorrow. 

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2016, 02:05:27 PM »
Has anyone tried making pastrami?  Like this http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/close_to_katzs_home_made_pastrami.html

Nyb made following chef steps recipe which includes sous vide
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« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2016, 02:15:02 PM »
Also, FYI, Arons Kissena farms selling brisket for 6.99 today and tomorrow.
Thanks good to know

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2016, 02:17:47 PM »
Has anyone tried making pastrami?  Like this http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/close_to_katzs_home_made_pastrami.html
Also,  if you find a good recipe without nitrates please post
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« Reply #163 on: March 01, 2016, 02:58:04 PM »
Also,  if you find a good recipe without nitrates please post

Just put celery on instead.  It has the nitrates without the bad word.

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« Reply #164 on: March 01, 2016, 03:35:50 PM »

Also, FYI, Arons Kissena farms selling brisket for 6.99 today and tomorrow.
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