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.

Smoke Ring

The Smoke Ring is the thin pinkish colored layer below the surface of  BBQ meat …

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Pellet Smoker

A Pellet Smoker uses hardwood pellets for the fuel source instead of wood, charcoal, gas…

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Water Pan

A water pan is used in BBQ smokers to add moisture to the cooking chamber….

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Grilling

The terms grilling and barbecuing are often used interchangeably.  But they are different. Grilling is cooking over…

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Pellicle

The pellicle is a shiny, tacky thin skin or film of protein that forms while…

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Marbling

Marbling (aka intramuscular fat) refers to the white fat in the muscle of beef. It…

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Bear Paws

Bear Paw meat handler forks are used for shredding BBQ meat. They are often used…

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Brine

A brine is a mixture of water, salt and seasonings used to enhance a piece…

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Offset Smoker

An Offset Smoker has two chambers.  The main chamber used for cooking and a separate…

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Shiner

A Shiner is a piece of exposed bone showing through the meat on the top…

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Reverse Sear

Using a Reverse Sear method to BBQ meats involves cooking the meat with indirect heat…

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Minion Method

The Minion Method is a technique to create a long burning charcoal fire for cooking…

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