Originally Posted by Frank Needham
I'd have to give this thread almost the highest rating of any I've seen on PM, ever. The heating element is burnt out on the cheapie electric smoker in the back yard and I've been toying around with the idea of getting a new element. Not any longer, I see a new smoker in our future just in time for summer! Really, some great posts in this thread people. I'm thinking about the BGE really seriously, smoking with charcoal sounds good to me. No heating elements to burn out, no gas to buy, just everyday charcoal and some flame.
The BGE looks pretty awesome (the ability to sear at 1K+ is outstanding), but it's pricey. That will be on my long-term wish list.
I was feeling good about this thread, so I did a brisket this weekend. I only had 10 hours, so I used the Texas crutch (foil it at 180, add beer (or another liquid), let it steam to 190 then let it rest in the cooler). Turned out pretty good. I usually don't wrap, but this one wasn't missing anything.
Anyone else use the Crutch, or do you always go nude?