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.

Marbling

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

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Bark

The Bark is the outer crust that forms when smoking meat.  It is usually associated…

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Q

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

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Au Jus

What is Au Jus? JUS is French for the natural juices given off by meat…

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Zest

Perhaps like me you came across a recipe for a BBQ marinade that called for…

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Membrane

The Membrane is the thin skin on the back of ribs. REMOVE IT! There are…

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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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Spatchcock

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

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Tongs

Tongs are used for picking up meat to put on, take off or reposition on…

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Pellet Grill

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

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Yardbird

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

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