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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Best Thing You Ever Bought for BBQ and The Worst Thing

Best thing: UDS by far.

Worst Thing: When I started BBQing about 12 years ago I tried to fit about
10 racks rolled in my WSM. I bought some cheap skewers and some needle and thread to tie them together. Needless to say I made it work but it could
have been a disaster!

What was your best and worst?
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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Best: Thermapen
Worst: Byron's Butt Rub. Nasty stuff.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:39 AM   #3
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Best:
ET-732, Weber Performer, UDS

Worst:
Turkey Thermometers (so far)
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Unread 08-31-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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Best: UDS/Thermapen

Worst: Electric ECB. I still use it for beans and stuff like that but with very little control over temp its just not that useful.
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BEST: BBQ Guru/WSM - I love them both equally.
WORST: ****ty BBQ mop that I never use because the silicon brush works better.
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Best: Lang 1160

Worst: Brinkmann Smoke-n-grill
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Best: UDS

Worst: All the crap people buy me as a gift when they find out I like to BBQ!
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Best = a toss up between BGE & Backwoods smokers

Worst = a 40 lb. bag of mesquite lump from Sams. Nasty stuff.
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Best: Stubbs charcoal
worst: Lawhorn's signature seasoning. (Not at all what I anticipated)

edit: I have to agree with the consensus about Cowboy brand lump. It blows bigtime!

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Best: BBQ Guru Digi Q DX, I cannot believe how accurate it is on my UDS. Amazing!!

Worst: Well, I've been researching here and you guys have kept me from making mistakes!!
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Best: Our cooker itself is the best thing I've ever purchased, even more so than my house that the ex-wife and her new husband live in... Beyond that, cambro holding cabinets are amazing. I'm shocked at what they can do.

The Worst: A char broil H2O smoker, granted it is what got me hooked on bbq and motivated me to find a cooker that could still cook in wind/rain/snow...
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Best: Thermapen
Worst; CHEEP pair of welding gloves made in China, they lasted 2 cooks and never really kept the heat away.
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Best: My Backwood's Chubby

Worst: Cowboy lump charcoal. Worst crap on the market.
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Best: WSM and Auber
Worst: chicken from A&P!
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Best: WSM & thermapen

Worst: Everything people give me as gifts because they think they know what i want/need. So far i've either given it away, tossed it, or it's sitting some where in the house and i could care less.
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