BBQ Tips: Barbecue is an art, not just a science. But despite the broad interpretations of how to cook and eat barbecue, there are some cardinal pieces of etiquette that all good smokers should heed. Take note of these dos and don'ts, lest your barbecue experience be the pits.
- Invest in a good pen instant-read thermometer. Why not double up and get some oven thermometers to leave in the meat as well - they're inexpensive.
- Wrap your meet when it has formed a decent crust - this will help from burning the outside while you're getting up to temp.
- Keep good notes of your successes (and almost as important your failures)
- Take the time to learn your barbecue smoker or grill. They all have their own temperaments.
- Check back often as this section will change quite a bit
- Give up. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have any big/little questions.
- Try a new recipe once and give up. Some cookbooks don't give a lot of background or safeguards.
- Change too many ingredients at the same time when experimenting.
- Eat all of it when you're checking to see if its done!
- Don't invite the entire neighborhood over until you've mastered a dish AND your smoker/grill. (its easier doing smaller quantities for patient people).
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