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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 #675 on: May 03, 2017, 07:24:39 PM »
Any good methods for smoking wings?
Yes, use this rub: http://amazingribs.com/recipes/rubs_pastes_marinades_and_brines/meatheads_memphis_dust.html
Smoke at 250-275 for 45 min or so.
If you like your wings saucy finish them with - honey and sriracha suace (equal parts).
If you like em crispy, finish on grill for a few minutes.
Personally I like to use  mesquite wood for wings.
Any good methods for smoking wings?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #676 on: May 03, 2017, 07:28:13 PM »
Ouch.  A whole brisket?
Ouch is right. 2 lbs.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #677 on: May 03, 2017, 07:31:38 PM »
Ouch is right. 2 lbs.
2lbs!? Thats not a whole brisket.

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« Reply #678 on: May 03, 2017, 07:45:03 PM »
2lbs!? Thats not a whole brisket.
Not at all. I never said I did a whole brisket. In fact, with such results I'm glad I didn't mess up on anything more than 2 lbs.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #679 on: May 04, 2017, 12:27:06 AM »
Not at all. I never said I did a whole brisket. In fact, with such results I'm glad I didn't mess up on anything more than 2 lbs.
What was your process? A friend of mine was just chewing my ear off to try sous vide brisket and how successful he has bean

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #680 on: May 04, 2017, 02:21:31 PM »
What was your process? A friend of mine was just chewing my ear off to try sous vide brisket and how successful he has bean
My BIL Smoked a brisket then Sousvide it then back to the smoker
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« Reply #681 on: May 04, 2017, 03:13:37 PM »
My BIL Smoked a brisket then Sousvide it then back to the smoker

Why step 1?

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« Reply #682 on: May 04, 2017, 03:14:53 PM »
Why step 1?
Agreed. But originally wasn't planned for step 2 and 3
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #683 on: May 04, 2017, 03:29:19 PM »
smoking food all the way can take many hours- sometimes days:)

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« Reply #684 on: May 04, 2017, 03:38:50 PM »
smoking food all the way can take many hours- sometimes days:)

What meat have you smoked for days? A whole goat?

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« Reply #685 on: May 04, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
What was your process? A friend of mine was just chewing my ear off to try sous vide brisket and how successful he has bean
I followed this recipe. https://recipes.anovaculinary.com/recipe/sous-vide-smoked-brisket For the finishing I used the oven method.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #686 on: May 07, 2017, 01:38:47 AM »
How long does a 5lb brisket  take in an electric smoker?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #687 on: May 07, 2017, 10:40:02 AM »
How long does a 5lb brisket  take in an electric smoker?

Depends on temp

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #688 on: May 07, 2017, 11:09:33 AM »
Leaning toward a wsm. Do i splurge the extra $100 for a 22.5 inch or just get the 18.5 inch?  Considering i usually will be doing smaller cooks with the very occasional full turkey or big rack or seldom a packer, will 18 be enough?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #689 on: May 07, 2017, 11:18:48 AM »
Leaning toward a wsm. Do i splurge the extra $100 for a 22.5 inch or just get the 18.5 inch?  Considering i usually will be doing smaller cooks with the very occasional full turkey or big rack or seldom a packer, will 18 be enough?


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