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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 #1260 on: January 17, 2018, 07:38:32 AM »
images from my first time smoking ever...
Nice! Why did you put it in a pan? It'll get less smoke flavor thet way.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1261 on: January 17, 2018, 01:08:25 PM »
Nice! Why did you put it in a pan? It'll get less smoke flavor thet way.
first time ever:)

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« Reply #1262 on: January 17, 2018, 01:11:31 PM »
first time ever:)
How'd it taste?

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« Reply #1263 on: January 17, 2018, 01:13:46 PM »
Amazing. So much so the 2 year latter a bought a 500 smoker...

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Amazing. So much so the 2 year latter a bought a 500 smoker... and im even smoking a fish as we speak

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« Reply #1265 on: January 17, 2018, 05:04:23 PM »
Amazing. So much so the 2 year latter a bought a 500 smoker...
Oh missed that point.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1266 on: January 19, 2018, 03:37:39 PM »
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« Reply #1267 on: January 19, 2018, 03:59:26 PM »
looks awesome~!
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« Reply #1268 on: January 19, 2018, 04:00:51 PM »
Spatchcocked?

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« Reply #1270 on: January 21, 2018, 12:47:02 PM »

A packer on the PBC

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A packer on the PBC
with all those wires running around it looks more like a bomb than a smoker!
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« Reply #1272 on: January 21, 2018, 01:59:10 PM »

A packer on the PBC
how many pounds is that?
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« Reply #1274 on: January 21, 2018, 03:46:29 PM »
I thought the whole point of a pic is that you don't need to be busy with anything including monitoring temp...
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