Originally Posted by Phobia
Ah - the great brisket debate. I don't think this has ever been proven one way or another. Some guys swear this to be gospel an others don't. Obviously there's a point where a cut is going to be smoke saturated but I'm not sure it has been scientifically proven anywhere specific.
I learned a long time ago that there isn't "a way" to do barbecue. If there was a holy grail, the pros would've figured it out by now.
Even guys like Myron Mixon (who is the mouthiest, know it all prick around) don't win every time out. The guys that have been barbecuing professionally for 30 years still tinker with how they do it.
I think there are certainly verified truths out there...I guess. But shit like "put on hot vs. cold" isn't one of them. Fat up vs. fat down isn't either. There are ways to do it and then there are ways I
do it. There are a ton of people that do a better job than me and ultimately our NOLA friend may end up one of them. But there are still things that he can take away from my method if he so chooses and there are a bunch of things I can learn from other guys.
That's what makes it fun. Unless you're Myron Mixon. Then you have fun calling everyone else an asshole for not doing it exactly like you do. That or you accuse them of 'stealing' from you because they combined pepper and paprika and that's what you did last week.
I ****ing hate Myron Mixon.