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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 #705 on: May 07, 2017, 09:57:22 PM »
I am very impressed you it came out nice first time around! good on you!

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« Reply #706 on: May 07, 2017, 09:59:58 PM »
I have only ever smoked with a non electric smoker- which has been so hard in controlling temps and make me never want to do it again.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #707 on: May 07, 2017, 10:11:11 PM »
I have only ever smoked with a non electric smoker- which has been so hard in controlling temps and make me never want to do it again.
Seems from my minimal reading that either a pbc or a quality smoker with some dry runs will quickly teach you how to maintain the temp u want
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« Reply #708 on: May 07, 2017, 10:14:24 PM »
I have only ever smoked with a non electric smoker- which has been so hard in controlling temps and make me never want to do it again.
Thats why i went for electric

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« Reply #709 on: May 07, 2017, 10:15:26 PM »
Seems from my minimal reading that either a pbc or a quality smoker with some dry runs will quickly teach you how to maintain the temp u want
I have not had difficulty using a Weber kettle with the snake method
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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« Reply #710 on: May 07, 2017, 10:18:39 PM »
I have not had difficulty using a Weber kettle with the snake method
That's my point. With a bit of reading I found that too
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« Reply #711 on: May 07, 2017, 10:21:41 PM »
I only use snake method
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I only use snake method
Watch this replace the ups method
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« Reply #713 on: May 07, 2017, 10:24:27 PM »
Just finished eating these smoked ribs. Nothing tastes as good as 8 hours of work
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« Reply #714 on: May 07, 2017, 10:25:28 PM »
Watch this replace the ups method
It already has but the secret is in how you do it

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« Reply #715 on: May 07, 2017, 10:26:07 PM »
It already has but the secret is in how you do it
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #716 on: May 07, 2017, 10:46:15 PM »
Just finished eating these smoked ribs. Nothing tastes as good as 8 hours of work
Nice. What did you smoke it on? What rub did you use?

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« Reply #717 on: May 07, 2017, 10:53:11 PM »
Nice. What did you smoke it on? What rub did you use?
Lol I honestly don't know, a friend of mine did most of the work, I've never smoked my own meat so was more of the student. I'll try to get the details.
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« Reply #718 on: May 07, 2017, 10:55:52 PM »
Does anyone have any experience using the 3-2-1 method. 

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« Reply #719 on: May 07, 2017, 11:10:33 PM »


Just finished eating these smoked ribs. Nothing tastes as good as 8 hours of work

What meat did you buy? Trying to figure out what I need to look for or ask for with all the dumb names kosher stores use.
Cedar market has dinosaur rubs this week. Picture looks like individual boned s full short ribs.
Sometimes they sell flanken roast. Not sure if that would be a full rack of ribs.
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