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In Reply to: Re: "I wonder if a back to basics" posted by Gremlin Grill Pat on July 22, 2011 at 09:25:05:
I think many gadgets have the potential of making BBQ better, but probably on a case by case basis. My thermapen has helped me make better BBQ time after time. I can live without it, but I'm better with it. Same is true for my injectors, pits, dealy poppers, and dodads.
My point is, the answer to your question is probably relative to the skill of the cook and to the overall consistency of the final product. They aren't magic wands, but tools for the trade.
A similar debate continues in the SW development world with code generation tools. Yes, code generators have the potential of dumbing down the skill level of the developer, but the flip side is that a more uniform code base is created and that more people of various skill levels can enter the pool and play. Those aren't bad things either. In the end, my feeling is "to each, their own".
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