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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 #90 on: February 02, 2015, 09:16:25 AM »
depends on how they get the pink color
Not sure I understand. What company do you use?
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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2015, 12:16:15 AM »
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2015, 11:27:48 AM »
Im gonna have to try this one

I want to as well but it seems like a lot more work to accomplish the same as a regular smoked brisket. I'm probably just gonna use their rub recipe.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #94 on: August 04, 2015, 12:08:44 AM »

Looks awesome. I'm definitely gonna do that. Won't do a whole damn brisket, just a regular first or second cut. Just gotta get the nitrite salt and smoked salt and the soy sauce thingy.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #95 on: August 04, 2015, 08:47:00 AM »
Looks awesome. I'm definitely gonna do that. Won't do a whole damn brisket, just a regular first or second cut. Just gotta get the nitrite salt and smoked salt and the soy sauce thingy.

and the fancy water cooking machine thingy

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #96 on: August 04, 2015, 10:14:44 AM »
and the fancy water cooking machine thingy
Got the immersion circulator. Just need a big cobtainer
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #97 on: August 04, 2015, 10:54:19 AM »
Got the immersion circulator. Just need a big cobtainer

I'd skip the nitrate salt.  I can eat it without the ring.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #98 on: August 04, 2015, 11:56:20 AM »
Got the immersion circulator. Just need a big cobtainer

How much are those things? And how much do you really use it?
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How much are those things? And how much do you really use it?
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« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2015, 12:40:01 PM »
Paid 129 on sale,  I use it once a week or so
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Paid 129 on sale,  I use it once a week or so

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #103 on: August 04, 2015, 03:22:55 PM »
Back to the matter at hand,  anyone else smoke meat?
Weekly. This week going to work on a new rub for brisket with some kick in it.

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« Reply #104 on: August 04, 2015, 03:37:16 PM »
Weekly. This week going to work on a new rub for brisket with some kick in it.
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