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Old 01-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #91
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ok, maybe off topic, but i have been doing these shoulders for several years now and am finally going to buy or build a smoker.

Opinions please: which is a better smoker for the weekender, Gas or electric?
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:49 PM   #92
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ok, maybe off topic, but i have been doing these shoulders for several years now and am finally going to buy or build a smoker.

Opinions please: which is a better smoker for the weekender, Gas or electric?
You will get a better response if you post this in Q-Talk.
As far as your question goes, I would think gas. Have you thought about wood, charcoal or pellets as a fuel source ?
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:29 PM   #93
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Agreed, better in Qtalk. I couldn't resist this question even though I have no time to be here.

My two cents -- forget gas and electric. Best smokers for weekenders are a UDS, kettle or Weber Smokey Mountain that run on charcoal. Craigslist seems to be a good place to find second hand smokers at good prices if budget is the first concern. Experience has taught me cheap offset smokers (COS) are more trouble than they're worth, even if you got it for free.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:33 AM   #94
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I know this is an old topic, even if it is pinned, and I'm a new guy without much history. But here goes:

The food doesn't know how it was cooked; it either tastes good, or it doesn't. Everything else is posturing.

Which isn't to say that your equipment and techniques are worthless, if you are producing good food. But it does mean that if someone puts a plate of ribs in front of you, and they are spectacular, it doesn't matter if they were smoked, boiled, or lutefisked.

That's it!
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:53 AM   #95
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In NC people are really snobby about bbq. The western part of the state has a thicker sauce style then the vinegar based bbq sauce. The sauce is what half the people argue over and the other half debate on the proper way to cook the meat. Some say charcoal is best while others swear by cooking with wood. I'm partial to the bbq cooked with hickory wood myself.

I don't make too much of a big deal about it if I'm hungry I can pretty much eat any kind of que.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:55 PM   #96
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I am new here but I say who ever is cooking is the best. A lot of lifes problems have been solved sitting around a grill. It's time together held captive by watching something cook into something better. Breaking bread together is biblical. Many friendships have been enhanced by a little love, laughter and some good food.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:14 PM   #97
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I have actually avoided the 'smoking scene' in my area due to running into snobby windbags, just like our local 'beer scene'. I judged the group by the few, my serious mistake. I have met really down to earth bbqers here as of late. This site seems to be filled with the good ones. Glad I finally found my way on the path.
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:13 AM   #98
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I'm an admitted barbecue snob, but only because everything I do is better than yours. ;)

It doesn't mean I won't try other methods and thoroughly enjoy the work of others.
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Old 10-27-2016, 03:38 PM   #99
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I look down my nose at snobs!
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:08 PM   #100
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Great thoughts about perspective. Sometimes I (and others) can get so bogged down in the electronic world of communication we forget basic values in life and how precious is the present. Thanks.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:43 PM   #101
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Well said and well done, sir
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:51 AM   #102
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Food for thought.
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:27 PM   #103
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I flat love my Masterbuilt 30" digital electric smoker. For a 8-10 hour piece of meat it takes all the labor intensive work out of it. Like that old commercial, set it & forget it...
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:55 PM   #104
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As I go through life I've seen good and bad in people. Large egos usually turn people into things they shouldn't be.
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:44 PM   #105
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My first post on BBQ Brethren. I am very new to real BBQ but fell in love with it while talking with a friend. He is a member and encouraged me to become a member here. He speaks so highly of this group, and from reading this, I see why.

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