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  • latenight71
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    I sure hope it ain't rocket science. i get enough of that on my day job.

  • latenight71
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    i have some good local cook wood supply places that are affordablish. i'm no pellet burner so willing to put in the time. i agree it's best to cook large if you're cooking and about 48" is what i'm shopping. all good sounding words on these ears. gonna spin them by the wife next!

  • Mr. Bones
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    I vastly enjoy usin my stickburners, an likely always will...

    As mentioned, above, there is a definite amount of time investment, an learnin curve involved....

    It's Not Rocket Science, or a poor ol dumbarse Hillbilly like my danged self obviously couldn't do it, right? but it takes some effort, an devotion to what yer doin....

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  • mrteddyprincess
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    I have a 48 in offset and I love it. I love all wood BBQ. The flavors are magnificent. That being said, I cook way more often on my PK360 grill with charcoal for weeknight meals. My offset is huge and I want more than a rack of ribs in it when I use it. Wood isn't cheap and I want a lot of meat in there if I'm burning sticks. So I am likely to fire up the offset on the weekends on a Saturday or Sunday and throw four or five pork butts on there, cooking some of them for friends.

    Drawbacks: You must have a good source(s) of splits and be willing to deal with managing a wood stack. There is no "set it and forget it." You have to spend time learning it.

    Benefits: Great flavor on big cuts like brisket and pork shoulder. Lots of time playing with fire and spending time outside.

    Good luck!

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  • HawkerXP
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    Have you looked into where you could be finding these sticks?

    I'm sure Pinhead John could bring some post oak up for you but really?

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  • latenight71
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    Should I Burn Sticks?

    So, I've been bbqing and smokin' for good 30 years on my Weber kettle and a short time smokin' on my PBC but I am still greatly interested in stepping up to an EOS. local builder guy has a waitlist so i'm looking at December delivery if I go this route. can for sure get something sooner from a bigger manufacturer. not really worried about that so much though - I can wait for it. what I'm wondering now is do I really want to burn sticks? Am i getting sucked down the 'ol rabbit hole because y'all making burning sticks sound fun? what are the biggest drawbacks to using an offset smoker and what are the greatest benefits? am I preparig myself for more frustration and headache than i think i am?

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