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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 #1230 on: January 13, 2018, 11:54:04 PM »
I have gotten great results at 3 2 1. It depends on the weight.

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« Reply #1231 on: January 14, 2018, 12:01:38 AM »
Baby back ribs. Smoke them like regular short ribs? Seeing different opinions. Some say do 3 2 1 or 2.5 1.5. 5
Some say just 225 and let them ride. Anyone have opinions?
Where did u get them from? How much?  I always want to buy some but I came bring myself to pay the 11.99 lb for 95% bones.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1232 on: January 14, 2018, 12:09:07 AM »
Where did u get them from? How much?  I always want to buy some but I came bring myself to pay the 11.99 lb for 95% bones.
Cedar market. Every month or 2 they have for 6.99lb. More often in summer. The raw bones actually don't seem as bare as I thought.
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« Reply #1233 on: January 14, 2018, 12:09:35 AM »
Cedar market. Every month or 2 they have for 6.99lb. More often in summer. The raw bones actually don't seem as bare as I thought.
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« Reply #1234 on: January 14, 2018, 11:53:52 AM »
Those small second cut brisket's are defiantly difficult.I am going to try one this weekend- if I have the courage.
How’s your 2nd cut going? I have one up now 3.5 lb

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« Reply #1235 on: January 14, 2018, 08:17:03 PM »
How’s your 2nd cut going? I have one up now 3.5 lb
I did one couple months ago. 5.5 lbs, took about 16 or 18 hours
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« Reply #1236 on: January 14, 2018, 08:19:26 PM »
I did one couple months ago. 5.5 lbs, took about 16 or 18 hours
That doesn’t make sense. Why so long? Did u not wrap? Today’s was 3.5 started 11 by 2:30 it was resting. midway. Before the wrap. the end game

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« Reply #1237 on: January 14, 2018, 08:21:20 PM »
That doesn’t make sense. Why so long? Did u not wrap? Today’s was 3.5 started 11 by 2:30 it was resting. midway. Before the wrap. the end game
What temp you cook at? I wrapped after 12 hours or so
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« Reply #1239 on: January 14, 2018, 08:42:19 PM »
Electric or charcoal/wood?
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« Reply #1240 on: January 14, 2018, 08:44:02 PM »
Baby back ribs. Smoke them like regular short ribs? Seeing different opinions. Some say do 3 2 1 or 2.5 1.5. 5
Some say just 225 and let them ride. Anyone have opinions?
Did 225 for about 7 hours. Wrapped at 4 or 5.temp was wildly inaccurate likely due to how thin the meat layer is between the bones. Every time I moved the probe it dropped from 180 to 165.
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« Reply #1241 on: January 14, 2018, 08:49:29 PM »
Did 225 for about 7 hours. Wrapped at 4 or 5.temp was wildly inaccurate likely due to how thin the meat layer is between the bones. Every time I moved the probe it dropped from 180 to 165.
Wow 7 hours that’s crazy for those

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« Reply #1242 on: January 14, 2018, 08:51:06 PM »
Wow 7 hours that’s crazy for those
Yep. Not sure why the it wasn't climbing
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« Reply #1243 on: January 14, 2018, 08:57:17 PM »
Yep. Not sure why the it wasn't climbing
Did they dry out?

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