Originally Posted by pizzakngjr
Just curious, and please don't take this as being derogatory, as I am seriously looking into purchasing a PBC.
Your statement is kinda vague. What time do you get home from work? It's one thing if you work night shift and get home at 7am vs. working 9a-5p. Just curious as the reasonable timeframe for a cook. Obviously it will be different depending on the cut of meat. 20 minutes to fire it up + ??
And FYI for all interested, yes the offer is still valid. I registered last night and recieved the $100 off code
Like John said, start the coals at 5, rub the meat and hang after 20 minutes. Chicken halves have been taking me about 1 and 1/4 hours. I have cooked chicken halves on it 3 times since purchasing and it seems to be consistent. 2 of those cooks came after work, as stated, this week
I'm not sure if it the charcoal I am using, the altitude, or the setup of the air vent, but mine seems to run a bit hot (350). I could probably adjust it but the results have been perfect and I don't want to mess with a good thing.
I plan on doing a tri tip this weekend as well.
I have no dog in this hunt. I bought this thing purely based on price, the brethren debate and my lack of fabrication skills. I wanted a uds, saw this deal, figured I couldn't lose and pulled the trigger. I was pleasantly surprised with the results and now plan on cooking my competition chicken on it.
My unbiased review is that it works as advertised and you can't go wrong for the money. Of course, the exact same thing can be said about the wsm. Obviously you can modify a uds to hang meat and get similar results and if you are in to that sort of thing, go for it. If you are like me, however, and don't have the time or the skills to build anything more complicated than a sandwich, this is a good buy.