BBQ, Barbecue, Barbeque, Bar-B-Q, or just simply Q…
It’s called many things. Means different things to different people. Is used as a noun, verb, and adjective. And has a language all its own.

Our BBQ Dictionary tries to define the terms and capture the spirit, history and tradition of this tasty national pastime.

Q

Q is the simplest way to say Barbeque.  It’s often referred to this way on…

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Yardbird

Yardbird or Yard Bird is slang for chicken. The term originated in the South where…

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Lump Charcoal

Lump charcoal is made by burning wood at high temperatures until it has turned into…

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Fat Cap

A Fat Cap is the white layer of fat on top of the meat. The…

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Danger Zone

Danger Zone refers to the temperature zone from 40F degrees to 140F degrees. It is…

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Jerk Seasoning

Jerk Seasoning are the spices used in the Jamaican Jerk style of cooking. Jerk seasoning…

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Spatchcock

What is Spatchcock? Spatchcock or “Spatch” is the procedure for butterflying a chicken, turkey, Cornish…

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St. Louis Style

St. Louis Style refers to a method of trimming spare ribs. [caption id=”attachment_393″ align=”alignnone” width=”450″…

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CYM

CYM – Cheap Yellow Mustard This is used in the preparation of smoking meats, not…

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