Next to pizza, BBQ (any kind) is my food-reason for living. I get real
[/font] Texas BBQ Brisket when I visit my relatives down in Bastrop, TX (Billy's BBQ). That is the Shangrila of brisket!
Being stuck here in Virginia, BBQ (especially brisket) is mediocre at best. Sure, there's Red Hot & Blue (a chain), but it's too clean and prepared for me.
I've tried cooking brisket in the oven and smoke cooking it on the grill. For the most part, it's a waste of time. The briskets are too lean and too small (I will go to a butcher in the future), and there is no substitute for slooooooooww cooking.
Which finally leads me to my topic: I want to build a real pit smoker on my property. Luckily, I have no communist homeowner's association to deal with and I have enough land to do it.
I have found one really great website of a guy who built one and then posted the plans on his website http://www.ibiblio.org/lineback/bbq/wdh.htm
This looks like a Cadillac of smokers and it's got me psyched-up to do it - but it'll have to be next spring now
Does anyone have a pit in their yard, and if so, how about some pics and comments? Any other sources for this type of thing would be good, too.
Thanks - Mark