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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 #660 on: February 27, 2017, 08:12:45 AM »
No,  sous vide is gross. Imagine everything you eat is slow boiled.  When you move into an old age home,  you won't even know the difference

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #661 on: February 27, 2017, 11:18:35 AM »
Says the man who boils his pastrami ;D

Forgot to report back. It was excellent. Best part was the burnt stuff from the end near the coal that crumbled off.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #662 on: May 03, 2017, 09:08:57 AM »
Was the sous vide thread ever created?
I got a rib roast, no bone, cheap quality. I want to sous vide it, any suggestion on what temp, how long amd recipe?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #663 on: May 03, 2017, 09:16:59 AM »
Was the sous vide thread ever created?
I got a rib roast, no bone, cheap quality. I want to sous vide it, any suggestion on what temp, how long amd recipe?
Sous Vide has been discussed in this thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13104.0

Many recipes available here http://bfy.tw/BZPv :P
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #664 on: May 03, 2017, 09:21:51 AM »
Sous Vide has been discussed in this thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13104.0

Many recipes available here http://bfy.tw/BZPv
Im aware of google,
I'm looking for personal recommendations, specifically for a lower quality meat.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #665 on: May 03, 2017, 09:24:02 AM »
Im aware of google,
I'm looking for personal recommendations, specifically for a lower quality meat.
I know. That was the :P

Either way, Sous vide has been discussed in that thread.
 
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #667 on: May 03, 2017, 09:41:36 AM »
Was the sous vide thread ever created?
I got a rib roast, no bone, cheap quality. I want to sous vide it, any suggestion on what temp, how long amd recipe?
Check chef steps or serious eats for good info on sous vide
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #668 on: May 03, 2017, 04:38:31 PM »
Any good methods for smoking wings?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #669 on: May 03, 2017, 04:52:09 PM »
Any good methods for smoking wings?

Yah

Look on pbc website. 

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #670 on: May 03, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
Was the sous vide thread ever created?
I got a rib roast, no bone, cheap quality. I want to sous vide it, any suggestion on what temp, how long amd recipe?
I never saw (nor did I create) such thread. I actually tried my first brisket sous vide last week. Don't ask... :-\

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #671 on: May 03, 2017, 06:26:04 PM »
I never saw (nor did I create) such thread. I actually tried my first brisket sous vide last week. Don't ask... :-\

So.... How was? ;D
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #672 on: May 03, 2017, 06:34:35 PM »
I got a rib roast, no bone, cheap quality. I want to sous vide it, any suggestion on what temp, how long amd recipe?
on the same note, any suggestions for slow-cooking cheap meat on crock-pot "low"

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #673 on: May 03, 2017, 07:06:37 PM »
So.... How was?  >:(
FTFY

It came out smelling like urine. Hell knows what it tasted like.  :-[
I'm 100% certain the meat was fresh, so I'm not quite sure where I went wrong.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #674 on: May 03, 2017, 07:23:34 PM »
Ouch.  A whole brisket?