I would think it could help. But, I would be more inclined to have the opportunity to cook with someone who can really run the smoker, to see how it operates properly. Hands on assisting of a person with knowledge would sell me the most.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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