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.

Spatchcock

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

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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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Bear Paws

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

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Thermapen

A Thermapen is an instant read handheld thermometer manufactured by Thermoworks. The Thermapen gives you…

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Smoke Ring

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

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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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Water Pan

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

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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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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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