I will take sides. Donnie was a member of this board, a long time before many of you showed up. He has helped a lot of folks, including me, learn to cook briskets a lot better. He has also donated a load of knowledge and a load of B.S. at times. If you stop and read a bit, you will find he does bring a great deal of value to the equation. I consider him to be both a good mentor and a good friend. I would also say, that a lot of what he says, is a lot of what Aaron Franklin is doing, ya just gotta give it some ear.
He was also a donor in monetary terms if I am not mistaken, but, circumstances change for all of us.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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