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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 #450 on: September 01, 2016, 09:26:56 PM »
Been too long since my last brisket.

i only did one this summer :-[
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #451 on: September 01, 2016, 09:33:44 PM »
i only did one this summer :-[
The backbone of this thread, is that you?!?! Shame on you! You should at least admit it only on the private forums...  ;D

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #452 on: September 01, 2016, 09:39:38 PM »
Winter is for smoking. Summer is for grilling.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #453 on: September 01, 2016, 09:47:47 PM »
Winter is for smoking. Summer is for grilling.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #454 on: September 01, 2016, 09:49:12 PM »
Winter is for smoking. Summer is for grilling.
If it has to be done outdoors I don't see how practical that can be. Vus veis eech?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #455 on: September 02, 2016, 07:30:38 AM »
i only did one this summer :-[
At one point this summer I was smoking/grilling 3-4 nights a week. It got to the point that I was getting burnt out. So I took a little hiatus from smoking.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #456 on: September 02, 2016, 08:33:12 AM »
At one point this summer I was smoking/grilling 3-4 nights a week. It got to the point that I was getting burnt out. So I took a little hiatus from smoking.

If you're getting burnt, should do lower temps, and also not do sauce eary.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #457 on: September 02, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
If you're getting burnt, should do lower temps, and also not do sauce eary.
Im tryimg to lower temp as we speak. I'm at 279, all vents are 90% closed but not having any luck.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #458 on: September 02, 2016, 08:39:05 AM »
Im tryimg to lower temp as we speak. I'm at 279, all vents are 90% closed but not having any luck.

Take out coals :)

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« Reply #459 on: September 02, 2016, 08:46:26 AM »
Take out coals :)
Added some eggplants to add cold mass. Hopefully that'll work for now.

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« Reply #460 on: September 02, 2016, 06:12:38 PM »
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #461 on: September 03, 2016, 10:58:35 PM »
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Nice!  What kind of smoker do you use? What do you use for heat (charcoal, wood...)?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #462 on: September 03, 2016, 11:06:07 PM »
Nice!  What kind of smoker do you use? What do you use for heat (charcoal, wood...)?

Judging from the pic, I'm gonna have to guess a Weber smokey mountain with mainly charcoal and some added fruitwood chips

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« Reply #463 on: September 03, 2016, 11:06:33 PM »
Nice!  What kind of smoker do you use? What do you use for heat (charcoal, wood...)?
I have the WSM. Charcoal for heat and wood chunks for smoke. Came out really good, was one of my best. Could have used a little more smoke flavor.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #464 on: September 03, 2016, 11:07:19 PM »
Judging from the pic, I'm gonna have to guess a Weber smokey mountain with mainly charcoal and some added fruitwood chips
Nice! And now for the clincher... What rub did I use ?