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Old 08-01-2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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The Weber Smoky Mountain, or WSM, is a vertical bullet smoker that's $249 and worth every penny.

I have two of them which I use in competition BBQ. It's a short learning curve to use them, they go for 9 -10 hours without having to refuel (depending on weather conditions), are portable, cook lots of meat, and are one of the most popular smokers among backyard and competition BBQ'ers.

Yes, there is an entire website called The Virtual Weber Bullet http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/ which is extremely well done and very informative.

I would never get a low-end horizontal offset smoker. Too difficult to maintain even temps and you have to tend it much more closely. 'Course, lots of guys like that, since it gives them an excuse to not to anything else besides "watch the smoker", but I'm too busy for that.e

The Big Green Egg is a good choice if you have the money, want versatility (it's a grill, an oven, a smoker) and don't care about cooking a lot of food at once. They are very heavy, very breakable, and the flashbacks when grilling at high temps scare the heck out of me.

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WOOT! Looks like i found a keeper. the weber smoky mountain.

CHEERS!

Hey, can you smoke those big whole chicken breasts?

with the bones and skin on them?
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:41 PM   #12
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Side firebox. New Braunfels. Home Depot.
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Old 08-01-2006, 06:59 PM   #13
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Hey, can you smoke those big whole chicken breasts?

with the bones and skin on them?
Yes, sure. They don't take long, since you want to "smoke" poultry at a higher temp than you would say, ribs, pork butt or brisket.

Also, you don't want to use more than say 2-3 chunks of wood for flavoring, since poultry absorbs smoke quickly and easily.

You would shoot for a pit temp of 325 to 350 for poultry to have a shot at crisping up the skin, and breast meat should not be cooked higher than an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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thanks lee how long would you estimate they take to cook?

they will taste a **** of alot better on a smoker than in my oven right?
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:54 PM   #15
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Alright, smoker with an attached firebox, and a weber is good.

I do not need a smoker that big however, for a 20 lb turkey. sounds like youd have to buy alot of fuel.

I just want a smoker to maybe cook a piece of meat that weighs 5 pounds or so and a rack of ribs....
the turkey took a bag and a half of charcoal.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:58 PM   #16
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thanks lee how long would you estimate they take to cook?

they will taste a **** of alot better on a smoker than in my oven right?
If you can get the smoker up to 350, they would take as long as they would in the oven, probably 45 minutes to an hour, to get to an internal of 160.

They may taste better to YOU than they would in your oven, especially if you love smoked chicken. But I LOVE oven-baked chicken. I use my smoker at home for things like spare ribs, country ribs, pork butt, beef brisket, bacon, ham, Atomic Buffalo Turds, and maybe the occasional turkey breast.

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Old 08-01-2006, 09:37 PM   #17
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Wow i had totally forgotten about atomic buffalo turds I read about those awhile back and they sounded INSANELY good..... i cant wait to get my hands on this smoker!
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New to smoking!!??

NO, MLB!!! It is bad for you, you never should have started!!

Oh, excuse me I thought you were talking about cigarette smoking...
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:14 PM   #19
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Well, if you are about to start smoking, I tell you make sure to get a real Cuban cigar none of that Dominican stuff, ...

oh-oh, you're talking about smoking meaaaat.........
I am havin a Gran Habano Corojo Churchill #5 tonight. Now that is SMOKIN Ok This guy is not listening....he must get the BBQ with the firebox or he is not going to be happy. Looks and price does not spell true BBQ.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:40 PM   #20
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I am havin a Gran Habano Corojo Churchill #5 tonight. Now that is SMOKIN Ok This guy is not listening....he must get the BBQ with the firebox or he is not going to be happy. Looks and price does not spell true BBQ.
I don't know, it seems that BBQ pit i was talking about gets AWESOME reviews.

I assumed it had a smoke box built in? Are you saying the pit i linked is not a good one?
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