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.

Bark

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

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Frogmats

Frogmats are non-stick cooking mats that you use in your smoker or grill. These mats…

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Yardbird

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

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Cold Smoking

Cold Smoking is the process of smoking an item at a temperature below 100F degrees….

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Rib Rack

A Rib Rack is a device that is used to hold multiple racks of BBQ…

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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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Reverse Sear

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

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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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CYM

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

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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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Lump Charcoal

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

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