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Original Q, Issue #004 -- sauces pork
March 01, 2008
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Table of Contents


Recent Website Additions and Updates

*Kansas City BBQ Sauce
*BBQ Sauce Recipes, Pick Your Style
*Pulled Pork BBQ Recipe
*Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

Articles

*Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe - No Simple Matter
*Smoke With What?
*Vinegar Based Barbecue Sauce - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Editors Qs

*Hipshot answers reader's questions

BBQ questions only please. I don't know everything.


Recent Website Additions


Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Kansas City BBQ sauce is a style of sauce that is thick, sticky and sweet. It is a very popular style of sauce that sticks to your ribs (literally).

Kansas City BBQ Sauce


BBQ Sauce Recipes, Pick Your Style

BBQ sauce recipes come from different parts of the country in different styles. Pick your style and create your own BBQ sauce.

BBQ Sauce Recipes, Pick Your Style


Pulled Pork BBQ Recipe

A good pulled pork BBQ recipe is one nice butt. Rub it, mop it, pull it, and you've got a real delicacy of the south.

Pulled Pork BBQ Recipe


Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

A Texas BBQ sauce recipe has it all. Take the best of all the other styles and that's what you've got. A little tomato, vinegar, sweetness and spice, rounded out with a touch of the southwest.

Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe


Articles


Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe - No Simple Matter

If you think about cooking techniques, rubs, mops, sauces etc., the task of cooking BBQ pork ribs can be pretty complicated. There are so many variables that there is nothing simple about it. I guess, though, a barbecue pork ribs recipe could be as simple as salt and pepper.

Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe - No Simple Matter


Smoke With What?

Let's say you are ready. You have already read up on the process of smoking meats. You have gathered enough information and now you can hardly wait to get that BBQ started. What are you going to burn for fuel?

Smoke With What?


Vinegar Based Barbecue Sauce - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Let's talk only about vinegar based barbecue sauce. How's that? You might think that this really narrows down the choice of sauces. Yes and no. (Coming to an Ezine near you.)

Vinegar Based Barbecue Sauce - We're Not in Kansas Anymore


Editor's Qs


What is a chimney? Do I need to use one?

A chimney is a metal cylinder used to start charcoal for a grill. It's usually about 12" tall and about 8" in diameter, with a handle on it. It is hollow with small holes or slots around the bottom half. A wire mesh or grate toward the bottom will hold the charcoal briquettes in place inside the chimney.

To use it, place the chimney on the grate of your grill and fill it with charcoal. Squirt some lighter fluid over the briquettes and wait a minute or two. Carefully light the charcoal and let it burn for 15 to 20 minutes. The starter fluid will burn away, and the chimney will allow the charcoal to burn evenly. When white ash has formed over the charcoal, empty it onto the grate and your fire is ready to go.

The big advantage I see in using a chimney is that it gets all briquettes burning evenly. Since it is set up for good air flow, the fire is ready fairly quickly, too.

I have also had very good luck with fires for many years without using a chimney. I just pile my briquettes as high as I can get them before lighting. Because heat rises, more of the briquettes will be lit this way, than if they were spread out flat over the grate.

Use a chimney... don't use a chimney? You don't have to use a chimney, if you don't want to. It is just a tool that's meant to make starting a fire easier. It's like choosing between a match or a lighter. Use whichever one you want. There are no Chimney Police out there.

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