Originally Posted by jrn
Fair enough John. But where did Noah get the idea to start building them? He had to start his research some where initially. You're passionate about PBCs, that's cool, and I respect that. Personally, the only reason I don't buy one myself is because I don't buy smokers. I build'em myself. Isnt that the essence of these style cookers (uds & pbc styles)? That they can be built easily and cheaply by anyone with minimal tools?
To be honest, I don't know where Noah's idea or research began. Call him and I'm sure he'd be more than willing to discuss it.
As for the "essence" of drum cookers, I don't know about that either. However, let's replace the word "cooker" with "rub". How do you think the following would go over with honest folks here?
"Does anyone have the recipe for Plowboys Yard Bird rub? I want to make my own."
Playing devil's advocate, isn't the essence of BBQ rub such that anyone can make them with simple ingredients?