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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 #1950 on: August 02, 2020, 12:35:40 PM »
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1952 on: August 02, 2020, 01:26:26 PM »
Recipe used?
For brisket: s/p mostly and then a little garlic powder
For dino: s/p and then some concoction. Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne a drop, chili powder, paprika. 
For regular ribs: same as dino but added a little heat because it will counter with the bbq sauce.(not saucing the dino)

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1953 on: August 02, 2020, 06:41:53 PM »
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I see some very different cook times. What did u do to have everything ready together? Or u ate as things came off? (Ribs 3 hours brisket 12+)

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1954 on: August 02, 2020, 07:55:31 PM »
I see some very different cook times. What did u do to have everything ready together? Or u ate as things came off? (Ribs 3 hours brisket 12+)
Was my mistake.  Either way ribs rested and then kept warm at 200 for 2 hrs.  Was perfect. 
Brisket got ready exactly to the bbq. 7.5 hours

Results: all ribs were amazing. Brisket was ok but wasn't pull apart soft.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1955 on: August 02, 2020, 11:36:58 PM »
Was my mistake.  Either way ribs rested and then kept warm at 200 for 2 hrs.  Was perfect. 
Brisket got ready exactly to the bbq. 7.5 hours

Results: all ribs were amazing. Brisket was ok but wasn't pull apart soft.

Dino ribs


Brisket


Rack of ribs

Take the brisket to 205 next time, hopefully that'll make it softer.
And dont be shy with the rub.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1956 on: August 02, 2020, 11:54:12 PM »
Take the brisket to 205 next time, hopefully that'll make it softer.
And dont be shy with the rub.
Thanks for the feedback!  I will try that

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1957 on: August 03, 2020, 12:17:50 AM »
Thanks for the feedback!  I will try that
What temp did you smoke it at? 7hrs seems pretty fast to get the brisket to 200

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« Reply #1958 on: August 03, 2020, 12:24:47 AM »
What temp did you smoke it at? 7hrs seems pretty fast to get the brisket to 200
wasnt a full brisket. and around 250ish. and up to 280 just to get it done(timing issue)

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1959 on: August 03, 2020, 09:24:36 AM »
Maybe try crunching it next time. It's not cheating if it makes it taste good
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« Reply #1960 on: August 03, 2020, 11:45:22 AM »
Maybe try crunching it next time. It's not cheating if it makes it taste good
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1961 on: August 16, 2020, 08:54:27 AM »
does butcher paper need to be kosher?

And does anyone have a link where i can purchase some?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1962 on: August 16, 2020, 11:21:29 AM »
does butcher paper need to be kosher?

And does anyone have a link where i can purchase some?
No more than parchment paper.
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