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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 #435 on: August 21, 2016, 07:19:38 PM »


why weren't we invited to this party???
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #436 on: August 21, 2016, 08:17:38 PM »

why weren't we invited to this party???
I'm thinking to smoke "short ribs" also know as flanken I'm not sure if I should smoke as a rack (5 bone) or cut them up maybe 3 and 2. Anyone any smoke these and experience? I'm afraid whole will take to long
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« Reply #437 on: August 22, 2016, 12:26:35 AM »
Because no one answered me about this

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #438 on: August 22, 2016, 08:37:37 AM »
I'm thinking to smoke "short ribs" also know as flanken I'm not sure if I should smoke as a rack (5 bone) or cut them up maybe 3 and 2. Anyone any smoke these and experience? I'm afraid whole will take to long

I'd do whole

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #439 on: August 22, 2016, 02:20:04 PM »
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #440 on: August 22, 2016, 03:15:03 PM »
I wanna buy navel.  KRM is always selling navels already cured and spiced, but I wanna cure it and spice it myself.  Anyone see navel in the butcher shop?

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« Reply #441 on: August 22, 2016, 03:51:19 PM »
Ask Mr. Linder in KRM if he can give you without.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #442 on: August 24, 2016, 11:45:09 PM »
What, if any, accessories would you recommend buying with a Pit Barrel?

I have the ash tray catcher.  Makes cleaning it much easier. Just pull it up and dump out.

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« Reply #443 on: August 24, 2016, 11:46:22 PM »
New to this shpiel. And recommendations for a good smoker?

I have a Pit Barrel and have only had successes.  I have made ribs, whole chicken, whole turkey, and have done several briskets.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #444 on: August 24, 2016, 11:50:41 PM »
Whole briskets on sale 6.99 at arons. Just picked up a 13 lber.

That's crazy! Was it still in the vacuum pack and untrimmed?
How did you find out about that deal?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #445 on: August 28, 2016, 06:30:34 PM »
Where is a good place to buy wood chunks?

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« Reply #446 on: August 28, 2016, 07:02:35 PM »
That's crazy! Was it still in the vacuum pack and untrimmed?
How did you find out about that deal?

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Yeah was still packaged. I asked them to separate the first and second cut for me.
Aaron's has these sales every once in a while. When I told Shlomies from seasons in Queens meat dept about that sale he told me he can get me packers whenever I want for that price. So if your in queens and want I can ask him to make an order.
Where is a good place to buy wood chunks?

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Not sure if its the best place but I buy at home depot.

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« Reply #447 on: August 28, 2016, 11:56:38 PM »
Yeah was still packaged. I asked them to separate the first and second cut for me.
Aaron's has these sales every once in a while. When I told Shlomies from seasons in Queens meat dept about that sale he told me he can get me packers whenever I want for that price. So if your in queens and want I can ask him to make an order.Not sure if its the best place but I buy at home depot.
I only want second cut it goes on sale in seasons for $6.99

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« Reply #448 on: August 29, 2016, 12:41:50 AM »
I only want second cut it goes on sale in seasons for $6.99

Yes, but the seasons sale is always affordable glatt, while the arons sale is nice fatty meat.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #449 on: September 01, 2016, 09:00:32 PM »
Been too long since my last brisket.