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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 #360 on: June 09, 2016, 11:30:35 PM »
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« Reply #361 on: June 10, 2016, 01:43:37 AM »
Smoking a second cut
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« Reply #362 on: June 10, 2016, 01:44:02 AM »
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« Reply #363 on: June 10, 2016, 08:07:01 AM »
And we're up...

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« Reply #364 on: June 10, 2016, 08:08:17 AM »
Smoking a second cut
Nice, what you use for the rub? 

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« Reply #365 on: June 10, 2016, 08:28:41 AM »
Nice, what you use for the rub?
Big bad beef rub. You?
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« Reply #367 on: June 10, 2016, 09:01:51 AM »
Ready to get wrapped
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« Reply #368 on: June 10, 2016, 09:10:47 AM »
Whats the IT at ?

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« Reply #369 on: June 10, 2016, 10:33:41 AM »
And we're up...

That's an interesting coal setup.  You use a water pan in middle?
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« Reply #371 on: June 10, 2016, 10:36:24 AM »
That's an interesting coal setup.  You use a water pan in middle?
I uss the wsm, has a water bowel in middel. I got that setup from amazingribs.com ( thanks to you) its Sue's Donut.

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« Reply #372 on: June 10, 2016, 11:21:26 AM »
Whats the IT at ?

At that point, 153. How's yours doing?
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« Reply #373 on: June 10, 2016, 11:26:47 AM »
At that point, 153. How's yours doing?
At about 153 right now. Holding off on wrapping. Will see if I can plow through or not. Either way got 7 hours until I want to take it off

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