|Back to Back Issues Page|
Original Q, Issue #004 -- sauces pork
March 01, 2008
Get Another Drink and Try Again
In the spirit of good BBQ we will strive for the best. Whether bought, borrowed, or stolen... we will tweak, adjust, and otherwise perfect existing BBQ recipes into Original-Q.
If you like this e-zine, please do a friend and me a big favor and "pay it forward."
If a friend DID forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting... Original-Q
Table of Contents
Recent Website Additions and Updates
*Kansas City BBQ Sauce
*Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe - No Simple Matter
*Hipshot answers reader's questions
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.)
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.
Keep those questions coming. Simply send them to me through the
I don't want to give you the idea that I can't be stumped, but... let's see what happens.
All the Best
Submit your questions through Contact Me
Please let me know how you think this ezine can be improved. I want to include things that are of interest to you. The best way for me to find out what you like is for you to tell me.
So please drop me a note with your comments or suggestions. Simply fill out the Contact Me form. (Easy, right?)
|Back to Back Issues Page|