Things you don't want do when you BBQ
- Defrost your meat in a microwave. You'll inadvertently cook part of it and it won't live up to its full potential. Defrost it slowly in the refrigerator, even if it takes a couple of days.
- Pre-boil pork ribs. Many people do this to help make their ribs more tender, and it does. However, it also boils away much of the flavor. Cook your pork ribs low and slow, be patient with them and they will reward you in kind.
- Use softwood or softwood charcoal. Soft woods such as pine will give your meat a taste of resin. Hardwoods such as oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan, or fruit are superior. Big Green Egg Lump Hardwood, Royal Oak or other charcoals marked as "hardwood charcoal" will burn better and cleaner than other charcoals.
- Use instant charcoal. Match Lite, E-Z Lite or other charcoals that contain petroleum products will give your meat the taste of fuel.
- Start your fire with petroleum fuel starters. A charcoal chimney is an easy effiecent way to start your fire without any petroleum products. You will not have any trace of fuel flavor to your meat.
- Pour fuel onto a fire when you already have meat on the grill or in the cooker. I told you not to use petroleum products to start your fire but, if you didn't listen and you feel you need to crank up your fire by putting more your a real fool so please logoff from this site immediately! This sounds pretty obvious but I have seen amateurs and professionals do it! I have even witnessed this a barbeque competitions. If you feel you must practice this ill-advise procedure than you might as well pour fuel directly onto your meat.
- Foget to have fun. The cooking and culture of BBQ requires you to relax, have fun and bond with your family and friends.
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