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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 #1965 on: August 16, 2020, 04:43:32 PM »
What exactly are you disagreeing with.
butcher paper and parchment and wax paper are not the same from a kashrus perspective.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1966 on: August 16, 2020, 05:34:39 PM »
butcher paper and parchment and wax paper are not the same from a kashrus perspective.
None need a hashgacha so yea they are. Assuming they don't have any treatment on them
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« Reply #1967 on: August 16, 2020, 07:57:00 PM »
None need a hashgacha so yea they are. Assuming they don't have any treatment on them
parchment and wax are always coated ime. Maybe your experience is different.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1968 on: August 16, 2020, 08:35:15 PM »
parchment and wax are always coated ime. Maybe your experience is different.
So you are disagreeing with the premise that parchment paper doesn't need?
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« Reply #1969 on: August 16, 2020, 08:48:27 PM »
So you are disagreeing with the premise that parchment paper doesn't need?
I'm saying it's different than butcher paper. Whether or not it requires hashgacha, requires far more research than seeing a few facilities or speculating based on Google searches
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« Reply #1970 on: August 16, 2020, 08:49:49 PM »
I'm saying it's different than butcher paper. Whether or not it requires hashgacha, requires far more research than seeing a few facilities or speculating based on Google searches
Okay, my point was that you are discussing the premise and not the actual conclusion about the butcher paper.
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« Reply #1971 on: August 16, 2020, 08:55:58 PM »
Okay, my point was that you are discussing the premise and not the actual conclusion about the butcher paper.
standard white or pink   paper isn't coated.
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« Reply #1972 on: August 17, 2020, 08:55:14 AM »
Doesn’t matter. They’re unnecessary

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1973 on: August 17, 2020, 02:05:52 PM »
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Traeger-Eastwood-22-Wood-Pellet-Grill-and-Smoker-in-Silver-Vein-TFB42DVBO/206597584
Any opinions on this?

Currently using a Char Broil electric smoker, not happy that it takes so long for smoke to establish, meat comes out good, a bit too small for a whole brisket, now want to upgrade to this

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1974 on: August 17, 2020, 02:37:30 PM »
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Traeger-Eastwood-22-Wood-Pellet-Grill-and-Smoker-in-Silver-Vein-TFB42DVBO/206597584
Any opinions on this?

Currently using a Char Broil electric smoker, not happy that it takes so long for smoke to establish, meat comes out good, a bit too small for a whole brisket, now want to upgrade to this
i have the Traeger 575. Its amazing. i used an electric smoker until now. I dont know the difference with this, besides the fancier screen and wifi that mine connects to

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« Reply #1975 on: August 17, 2020, 02:54:47 PM »
i have the Traeger 575. Its amazing. i used an electric smoker until now. I dont know the difference with this, besides the fancier screen and wifi that mine connects to
HD has them at $349 on clearance, good price?

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« Reply #1976 on: August 17, 2020, 04:20:04 PM »
HD has them at $349 on clearance, good price?
Where did you see this? I'm seeing 799 online
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« Reply #1977 on: August 17, 2020, 04:21:30 PM »
Where did you see this? I'm seeing 799 online
Sorry, i was referring to the Eastwood 22

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1978 on: August 17, 2020, 05:19:50 PM »
Anybody have the
Masterbuilt Gravity Series 560 Digital Grill Smoker?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1979 on: August 17, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »
I'm having some serious dilemma deciding which one to go with, I have read countless forums and articles but still cant make a decision, maybe someone here can pull me towards one over the other.

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