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Old 01-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Now I've been interested in a vertical smoker for a while and I've decided the WSM is for me.But wait here is the question.If I'm smoking beef on top and pork below am I going to notice a taste difference in the pork from the beef juices dripping down? Now is this a problem or am I over thinking this as I do most things?
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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I've never noticed much of anything from different meats dripping on each other. There might be a little flavor transfer but it is so small I can't tell or am so hungry that I can't tell either .
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Pork over beef. Everything taste better with bacon. Never cook chicken above anything.
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Been cooking on WSM's for a long time and never noticed flavor transfers.
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Like others have said you don't want chicken dripping on anything so they go on the bottom rack. Other than that, I just put the higher maintenance meat on the top rack. When I do briskys and butts, I put the brisky on the top rack. Why? I have no idea, it's just the way I've always done it.
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Pork over beef. Everything taste better with bacon. Never cook chicken above anything.
Agreed!!! Remember this "Bacon IS meat candy!!!"

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Like most guys have said, you're not going to taste a difference, but if you're cooking smaller pieces of meat then you can always offset them on the top and bottom so the top one isn't dripping on the bottom. Me? I want that fatty goodness from the top dripping on the stuff on the bottom. More juices, the better!

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #8
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Yep. Butts over brisket.

Let that yummy pork fat drip all over that beefy goodness.

Or, buy a WSM for brisket and one for butts. Craig's List is your friend.
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