Questions tagged [barbecue]

Questions related to equipment, technique, tools, or other aspects of cooking on a barbecue. Questions can cover outdoor cooking with wood or charcoal barbecues or smokers, and about preparing "barbecue" style food. If you have a question about improving or adapting a particular recipe, please cross-tag with the relevant other topic(s), such as pork, ribs, or smoking.

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Should I marinade brisket for smoking overnight, or only do a dry rub?

I normally grill flank steaks in a marinade w/ citrus juices, soy sauce, garlic and chipotle overnight... I want to get into smoking brisket and wanted people response about taking a brisket and ...
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Is there any advantage to freezing a cut of meat after putting a rub on it?

I was told once that the secret to great BBQ and roasts is to put your rub on it, freeze it, and then thaw it back out before finally cooking it. This sounds weird to me, but I thought it couldn't ...
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Why am I not getting any smoke out of my smoking pouch?

I am cooking some brisket on a gas grill. Following YouTube tutorials I made a smoking pouch/smoke bomb just like the ones they do on YouTube and filled it with newly purchased smoking pellets. As ...
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Multi-purpose grilling apparatus possible for BBQ and shashlik possible?

In Russia and Central Asia, they make shashlik on a mangal. A major difference is that the mangal does not have a grate that is the spits with meat pieces are directly exposed to the heat. I've been ...
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Beef Short ribs still chewy after internal temperature reach 201F [duplicate]

so i currently start to cook beef short ribs on a vertical smoker. The short ribs i used comes from australian company called hardwicks. I cook the ribs at 250-285F. Vent are fully opened. Weather is ...
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Can I use this air fryer basket with a non-stick coating as a grill basket?

Scenario For (reasons), I have an extra inner basket for this model of air fryer. I have completely removed the handle assembly; what I'm left with is a single piece of non-stick coated metal. I've ...
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Black sludge, black flakes after seasoning

I recently purchased a new infrared grill. It has stainless steel emitters and porcelain coated cast iron grates above the emitters. The instructions said to season it. So I put vegetable oil all ...
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What caused my grass-fed beef to taste & smell ‘off’ this time? Not sure if gamey or barnyard-y is the right description

So this relates to an expensive order I made from a local farm, that’s highly reviewed online by the few who know about it, and they check all the boxes for my standards in terms of their beef being a)...
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Is it safe to use a grill to cook when chemically treated wood was burned in it?

my son burned chemically treated wood in my grill for a bonfire. Can I still cook in it, is it safe? or do I need to buy another grill?
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Roughly how long should I cook 3.5kg pork belly ribs in electric smoker?

I know they are done when they are tender—not at a set number of hours. But we need to eat at about 6pm for logistical reasons. Was thinking of putting them in at 4am so 13h total cook time + 1h rest....
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What is the minimum internal temperature measured inside meat (not air temperature) for pork ribs to be safe? [duplicate]

I want to experiment to prepare the pork ribs in Weber Kettle charcoal grill on a minimum possible temperature. What is the minimum internal temperature measured inside the meat (not air temperature) ...
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Gas leak (and flames) around burner intake

I've been reassembling a friend's old BBQ and one of the three burners seems to be leaking gas where it connects with the gas intake. When I turn it on, there's a flame and I can see/smell something ...
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Is there an optimum (or minimum!) thickness for a steak when cooking on a BBQ?

I've just purchased approximately 3kg of Ribeye steak (which has come in at about 30cm in length as a visual estimate) with the intention of cutting it into multiple steaks to be cooked on a BBQ. The ...
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What is the value of the “Texas Crutch”?

In US barbecue tradition, the so-called Texas Crutch is the act of wrapping large cuts of meat like beef brisket or pork shoulder in aluminum foil or butchers' paper during the smoking process. What ...
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Bottling for sale [closed]

I'm trying to bottle and sell a BBQ sauce from our restaurant and would like to know what is needed to do so. Health concerns and methods of doing so. What will I need ?
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Chicken didn't retain flavour from marinade

Last night I made some lovely chicken. However the flavour from the marinade was lacking and spotty. Some parts of the chicken (drumsticks) were quite flavourful, while in others the flavour was more ...
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Ribs in oven - foil method

I've seen numerous online recipes for ribs stating to either 1) cover the ribs in foil 2) cover the baking sheet the ribs are on in foil Which will yield the most tender ribs?
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How To BBQ Sausages

I have about 20 friends coming over this weekend and we plan to eat only sausages. I have bought a variety of sausages and this will be my first time BBQ-ing. I have bought several packs that are ...
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How should I add smoking wood when grilling on charcoal?

Today I bought some apple wood to smoke some chicken wings. I was following an article on serious eats and it suggested to let the wood ignite for about 5 minutes before it produced smoke. I put the ...
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Low-salt Cooking on a Barbecue

TL;DR: Looking for evidenced based methods for low-sodium food prep. to be cooked on a barbecue. My wife has recently confessed that she doesn't like BBQ food as it is too salty! Normally, I use the ...
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Dry rub duration

How long is too long to allow for a dry rub with small amounts of salt to sit on a pork shoulder and a brisket. I usually let it sit overnight, but am thinking of extending the time to 24 hours.
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Bottom of my charcoal grill keeps falling out

I got a small charcoal kettle grill from Craigslist recently. I can't seem to get the little dish on the botton that holds the charcoal(?) to stay attached to it. It tends to just fall out when I put ...
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How to barbecue an egg?

I recently discovered that eggs are outstanding in front country hiking: inexpensive nutritious richer flavour than boiled cooks in 10 minutes just add salt. The only problem is that they explode! ...
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Why does barbecue sauce break down and become watery in baking

I have a great brown sugar, onion, spices and catsup-based barbecue sauce for pork spare ribs, but when I bake the ribs in the oven, the sauce turns watery and thin. What do I need to remove or add to ...
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Fermenting pickles

I'm new on pickles fermentation without vinager, last week I put three jars with different recipes I found over internet and it said to leave it outside the refrigerator for one up to four weeks and ...
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Crispy chicken skin on the BBQ

I am on a mission to get CRISPY chicken skin on the BBQ. I don't mean to LOOK crispy. I mean to actually "crunch" when bitten into, if that's at all possible. I'm trying to do all the right steps. I ...
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Wood pellets in a smoke box:

Can I use wood pellets in a small stainless steel smoker box on my Weber gas bbq? And if I can any tips on how to proceed.
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How do you barbeque a whole piece of fish?

I tried having a visbraai this weekend and was a little bit dissapointed by the result. The skin of the fish sticked to the grill and the flesh stuck and crumbled on the grill. I suspect the weber was ...
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How can I BBQ everyday without the cleaning?

I want to BBQ everyday with a small BBQ but I do not want to wait to have to light coals, and then wait on the grill and then clean. Is there an easier way to BBQ frequently?
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Charcoal grill not getting hot enough

I purchased a cheap kettle charcoal grill a few weeks ago, and I feel like it's not getting hot enough. I'm using a charcoal chimney which takes about 40 minutes to get the coals ashy. I've read it ...
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Dry and Tough Rumproast

Me and my friends have been cooking a 2kg=4.5 pounds piece of rumproast in a bbq smoker. We cooked it at about 250°F for about 3 hours. After that we, wrapped it in tin foil, raised the ...
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How long to cook a 150 lb. pig in the ground?

I am cooking a 150 lb pig in the ground for Cinco de Mayo. I am using a Kalua Hawaiian method but using taco Al pastor flavoring. Feeding over 100 people street tacos. I have researched and have ...
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What qualities to look for in a cut of beef destined for “well done”?

The major cooking advice is to buy a certain cut (sirloin, etc..) and cook it to rare-degrees. However, my guests don't like beef that has any pink inside or "blood" (I know it isn't blood) oozing ...
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Rigging equipment for steaming large amounts at once

I am making steamed BBQ pork buns for a work potluck. I have some steamer equipment, but small scale. I'm looking at making 60+ buns, and would really like to cook them as quickly as possible the ...
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What can be done with accidentaly oversalted beef?

I mistakenly marinated some thin beef with regular salt for one day before barbecuing it, turns out you're not supposed to do that! Even after washing it, it is unbearable to eat it by itself. I'm ...
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Why can I have an indoor pizza/wood oven, but not a BBQ or smoker? (or can I…?)

I know people have indoor wood-fired pizza ovens. I also know that in general people cannot have barbecues or smokers indoors, presumably because of the potential for leakage of dangerous or deadly ...
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How do green jackfruit and hearts of palm compare for vegan pulled pork/carnitas/barbecue?

I have been reading a lot about the latest vegan meat substitute choices, but I'm having trouble deciding between green jackfruit and hearts of palm. I am wondering what the advantages and ...
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Grilling Surface for a DIY Barbecue

What is an appropriate semi-permanent surface to use over an open fire barbecue? I am planning on making a grill rack for my fire pit. My intention is have this surface remain outdoors within the pit. ...
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Is it possible to season chicken breast with BBQ sauce before baking it in the oven?

I always put BBQ sauce on my chicken after it is done baking, but I was wondering if I can do the same while seasoning it to save time?
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First time cooking Ribs. St. Louis Style, membrane questions + more

This is my first time cooking ribs so I feel I am making some rookie mistakes. I forgot to peel the membrane off of the rack of ribs I plan on cooking later today and they have already been soaking ...
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Applying a binder to chicken after wet marinating

I usually marinate my chicken breasts/wings in a wet marinade overnight and apply a dry rub shortly before I throw them on the smoker. The main problem I'm facing is that I'm not able to get nice and ...
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Sanitizing a meat rack

If a meat roaster rack has become contaminated with mold, etc, would soaking it in hot water and bleach (0.5 cup bleach to 1 gal of hot water) for 2 - 1 hour cycles with hard scrubbing between soaks ...
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Smoker or Sous Vide first?

I am going for a smoky and tender beef brisket cooked to ~200 degrees. Sous Vide roughly calls for 5-6 hours of time for the brisket to come to temperature, however, I also want it to sit on the ...
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Partially tough pulled pork after 12 hours

So, after grilling a half picnic roast of pork (about 5lbs) for around 12 hours at about 200 - 250 (F) I found half of the final product to be tender and half tough. I sprinkled it with salt the night ...
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Can I use wood from a camphor tree for a barbecue?

I have some dry wood from a camphor tree in my garden. Is the wood suitable for open fire barbecue?
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rusty charcoal chimney starter, safe to use?

My charcoal chimney starter is covered in rust inside and out, is it still safe to use? The grill and grill grate are still rust free and new.
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How should cooked pork shoulder be stored in the freezer?

After searching the site I didn't see this question under the tag freezing or after searching for [freezing] bbq and [barbecue] freezing but I did run across How should I store steaks in the freezer? ...
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What's the formula for cutting vinegar acidity?

I have a vinegar based bar-b-que sauce recipe that calls for 3% acidity vinegar which cannot be found. How do I cut 5% vinegar to 3%?
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What is the proper way to cook a hamburger on a Pit Barrel Cooker that doesn't result in fast cooking taste?

I have a Pit Barrel Cooker. I have made hamburgers on it before but I keep running into several issues. When it comes to anything else, brisket, ribs, chicken, etc. everything turns out great! But ...
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What effect would boiling for 1 minute and resting have on a vinegar-based BBQ sauce?

I'm making a Carolina-style BBQ sauce (specifically Piedmont-style), so it's supposed to be a thin and vinegary sauce. The recipe is basically: 2 cups vinegar, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, 1 ...