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what inpacts the way YOU smoke meat ?


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Joined Apr 14, 2015
is/was it a BBQ show you saw on TV ?
is it the accolades of frriends ?
maybe its members on this forum.?
maybe it was how you were taught to BBQ ?
maybe you just want/like to be known as a BBQ guy
maybe its nothing more than just loving the flavor of BBQ
something has influnced us all , what was/is it with you


Legendary Pitmaster
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I grew up in California where grilling was considered BBQ. When my ol' man was transferred to the South in my teens, I tasted true smoked BBQ for the first time. There was no comparison. Grilled meat tasted just a tad better than the oven. Wood smoked won by a light year (6 trillion miles if you don't want to do the math).

Then I moved to Texas where I tasted a complete new smoke flavor with everything served on butcher paper and sides in Styrofoam cups. I was hooked.

A transfer brought me back to Cali. I chased that Texas flavor for decades, and finally found it with charcoal and mesquite wood in my Kettle, and later a WSM. It still makes me and my Texas-born wife smile with every bite.


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 25, 2016
what inpacts the way YOU smoke meat?
THIS WEBSITE!!! So many ideas here.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jan 13, 2015
It's the desire to add/build flavors while still being able to taste the meat.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Apr 13, 2010
I'm out of work and they shut my utilities off . I'm burning my furniture and roasting the mice running through my house .
I hope you let it burn a little while before the cook to at least burn off the varnish.


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I always like smoked food even though here it was not huge a number of years ago. Not sure while I started looking, but found a MB propane on FB for $50. Used for a couple weeks but was tough to control temps with many chip flare ups. Found a once used electric for $30 then found this site and used it for a couple years....now because of you enablers I have a kettle, 2 griddles and a wood fired pizza oven...lol


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Joined Apr 14, 2015
i like bratts, but i preferre polish, but still a very good looking sausage dog

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