I never believe what I hear on those shows, unless it makes sense based on my personal experience.
Not saying directly that they are lying, but I do think they "fudge" the truth and may say what they think the normal viewer wants to hear or to make them "different".
"Flirtin' with Disaster" BBQ Team (RETIRED)
FBA and KCBS Cook and Judge.
Former owner of a WSM, a Smokey Joe, a Charbroil Commercial gasser (junk), the legendary "StudeDera", a Fast Eddy PG500, and Sherman.
Now cooking with a Yoder YS640
Proud Pellet guy cooking on real wood.