Where are you getting your meat?? For practice purposes I use what's readily available and inexpensive. I can cook 3 racks of ribs, a brisket, and a couple of butts for under $75. However, I normally just do one meat each week...which helps keep the cost down.
Swinestone Cowboys BBQ Team
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