Never get discouraged guys, like any skill or real value, it takes time and patience, real patience, to cook good BBQ. A lot of the folks you see posting here have years, if not decades, of experience cooking over a live fire.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
Whip It Off, Chambers!
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