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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 #2140 on: November 24, 2021, 10:17:32 PM »
@ushdadude Ever went for this? Looking for something this idea, any recommendations
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I wish. Not yet
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I wish. Not yet
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With amex offer and a 10% coupon can get it now for like 450.
Interesting. I'm just not really on the market. My cheap pellet smoker still works
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« Reply #2143 on: November 25, 2021, 02:00:32 PM »
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I actually have a pellet smoker still in its box in my garage so obv im not a big fan of easy way out with smoking  ;)
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I actually have a pellet smoker still in its box in my garage so obv im not a big fan of easy way out with smoking  ;)
What do you use?

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What do you use?
I own a Lang Cooker, but i use a Custom Klose cooker as well ( as seen in my profile)
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