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    Q Myths or truths and how they relate to my consideration of a new smoker

    Thanks for the very detailed answers guys I have been using gas or electric for years so when I am done they are OFF, if I put a grill mat under either of these cookers would YOU use it on a wood deck since it will continue to be hot for hours after you are done cooking?. Whatever I do it will...
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    Q Myths or truths and how they relate to my consideration of a new smoker

    Also for clarity, Somewhere in the middle of original post I changed my abbreviation for the Pit Barrell cooker from PBC to PBS, sorry if it made post hard to read.
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    Q Myths or truths and how they relate to my consideration of a new smoker

    My question #4 related to the cook times in the PBC. 5 hours for a butt. I would not think that would give the collagen and fat time to break down. If it does why not cook at that temp in our other smokers?
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    Will be getting a AMNPS and i have the Analog Masterbuilt 30' smoker

    Oh, and yes I use the tubes in the analog mes.
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    Will be getting a AMNPS and i have the Analog Masterbuilt 30' smoker

    I never used the dust, but when using pellets I found that the tube smoker seems to work better rather than tray. Rather than a large one I bought 2 small tubes to vary smoke output. I also bought some applewood pellets recently from bass pro and do not know if it is apple or because not amnps...
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    Q Myths or truths and how they relate to my consideration of a new smoker

    I have decided to give up on my homemade electric smoker and get a charcoal smoker.  I am considering a Pit Barrel Cooker (PBC) or a Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM) So I start with a general question, is there a difference between a homemade Ugly Drum Smoker (UDS) and the (PBC)  Either way I doubt...
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    Post Picture of Smoker and its Brand/type here

    My smoker ain't much, hard to beat my q "location" view
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    Mac & Cheese in MES 40

    I don't remember where this recipe came from so I can't give the author credit, but is an excellent side. I don't necessarily notice squash taste, but is very smooth and creamy. Also a plus, get a little veggie with your Mac and cheese. 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1...
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    Gatlinburg vacation

    Turned out not to matter, but for store bought Q, Calhouns is in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.  While I have not eaten there a guy from Memphis has opened up 3 stores in Knoxville, called Archers BBQ, with plans to open 3 more in 2014.  Either getting a good reception or he has plenty of...
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    I love Brunswick Stew - hope you enjoy

    Jax, Ok so i go home and get a chuckie started and 4 hours later. I chop the chuckie and get my other ingredients together Into the pool they go So as I was completing the process i found my potatos were now ready for planting but not so much for my stew so that got left out. I...
  13. I love Brunswick Stew - hope you enjoy

    I love Brunswick Stew - hope you enjoy

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    I love Brunswick Stew - hope you enjoy

    Hey Jax, Will get something posted with a few pics soon as I get a chance, served about half of it to a gathering of about 15 people who ate it till it was GONE!!!!  then fixed the other half and they ate it till it was almost gone.  The stew was just going to be the appetizer. They left half...
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    Sous Vide Venison, SQWIBS First

    Oh yeah, an aquarium air pump for my water circulation
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