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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 #2025 on: November 14, 2020, 09:14:33 PM »
Lol just searched for this thread to post that DDMS link.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2026 on: November 27, 2020, 09:57:05 AM »
anyone here with a traeger? how are you supposed to clean out the accumulated dust from the pellets?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2027 on: November 29, 2020, 05:44:12 AM »
anyone here with a traeger? how are you supposed to clean out the accumulated dust from the pellets?
Funny, I was on the phone with a traeger sales rep (here in Ukraine) about an hour before you posted this and he reminded me to make sure I vacuum the accumulated ash every so often... We have had a few flareups already due to grease buildup so it's important to clean the drip tray after every serious smoke session.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2028 on: Yesterday at 04:13:36 PM »
correct. I portable vacuum is what is needed...