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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 #1995 on: September 14, 2020, 07:12:40 PM »
it's easier in certain regards but i find the temperature fluctuates much more. a noob may have a hard time managing that. i'm not using a top of the line pellet grill though. maybe a traeger keeps temp more consistently.
My pellet keeps temps within 2 degrees 99% of the time. I (fianlly) can sleep peacefully with my briskets on the smoker.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1996 on: September 14, 2020, 09:16:16 PM »
For smoking? Compared to a pellet smoker, it's much more difficult.

That being said, if you're going charcoal the Weber Smokey Mountain is the most noob friendly. But a pellet smoker is much easier in general.
So which pellet smoker should I get if i would spend up to 250

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1997 on: September 14, 2020, 10:12:22 PM »
I have been using my pellet and I'm loving it.  Its a more subtle smoke flavor(using original traeger pellets for now) but it makes smoking meats so much easier

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1998 on: September 14, 2020, 11:53:51 PM »
My pellet keeps temps within 2 degrees 99% of the time. I (fianlly) can sleep peacefully with my briskets on the smoker.
I never have a issue sleeping when my brisket is in the pbc.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1999 on: September 15, 2020, 10:46:04 AM »
My pellet keeps temps within 2 degrees 99% of the time. I (fianlly) can sleep peacefully with my briskets on the smoker.


which one do you have? i use camp chef and it works but not thrilled with it. price was right though
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« Reply #2000 on: September 15, 2020, 10:56:36 AM »

which one do you have? i use camp chef and it works but not thrilled with it. price was right though
Rt 700, definitely a pricey piece.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2001 on: September 15, 2020, 11:42:13 AM »
Rt 700, definitely a pricey piece.


Nice! one day


i don't know if i would recommend that to a beginner though. prob not worth investing unless you know your committed long term
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2003 on: Today at 01:36:08 PM »
Eye made three briskits this week. Hung 2 fer other ppl

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« Reply #2004 on: Today at 01:37:29 PM »
Eye made three briskits this week. Hung 2 fer other ppl
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2005 on: Today at 03:30:41 PM »
I stuck some honey glazed baby carrots in to catch the drippings. Also included a lamb head.
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