Originally Posted by jmoney7269
Wow, from what I read lately about the PBC SHEEPLE is that once someone of significance in the bbq world endorses a product, everyone goes and buys it! What ever happened to just doing the research, seeing how something g operates in real life and if it fits your budget, buy it. This is how I grew up bbqing. Burning down wood to coals in large fire pits, cooking for hundreds of people, if you can manage this his amount of coals, you can manage any pit. Any good pitmaster knows a good pit has to have an adjustable intake and exhaust to learn to regulate the temps depending on their geographic location and type of fuel for heat and if the situation warrants different wood for smoke. Whatever happened to the true pitmasters that learned from trial and error, And did what worked for them, not what everyone else says to do. IMO when the new shiny wears off PBC, they will just be another shadow.
And we didn't burn one bit of the chicken!
You gotta cook by feel, that's the only way you can call yourself a true pitmaster. I dont wanna put words in any particular members mouth, but I have a feeling they will agree with this underlying message.
So you ventured out of Comp, jmoney! Actually, people go out and buy just about anything whether someone of significance promotes it or not. This does not just apply to bbq but any product. Turn the tv on. Reality is that not everyone has the time to do the extensive research that you have done in the WORLD of BBQ. Also, as you can see, if it fits their budget, they have bought it. What's exactly wrong with trying to shorten your learning curve by asking questions and learning from others? That IS the research you are talking bout ain't it? All of that comes with experience. Those a nice pics you posted, but let's be realistic, who cooks like that on a daily basis for that many people? Cooking by feel comes with experience too. With that in mind, not everyone is at the level of greatness you feel you are at. Again, that's where learning from others and from the cooks one does at home come into play. Like anything new, there is that moment of shine. Nothing wrong with with that. I don't want to put anymore words in my mouth, but I think you will agree with MY underlying message!
You'd better watch for those PBC's at a comp. Someone with one could just beat ya at chicken at the very least.....or maybe even a few other categories too!
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