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The mission of Operation BBQ Relief is to provide compassion and to offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by natural disasters across the United States through expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals and the ability to quickly mobilize teams into any area where nature disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.
2015 BBQ Team Results
Third Place Ribs! Blooming Prarie Ribfest 2015
Second Place Chili! Kasson Festival Contest 2015
- Always know what to do in case of fire and plan accordingly.
- BBQ Smoking should ONLY be conducted in a well ventilated area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning and well away from flammible objects or other types of fire hazard that may be nearby.
- Only use natural hardwoods or packaged wood products sold for barbecuing.
- Only use wood chips for smoking in a well ventelated area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Softwoods such as pines and firs hold high levels of resin which can produce harsh-tasting soot on cooked foods.
- Processed woods should NEVER be used due to harsh and possible toxic chemicals.
- If your lookin, you ain't cookin!
bar-be-cue [bahr-bi-kyoo] -- noun, verb, bar-be-cued, bar-be-cu-ing
- pieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, especially when basted in a barbecue sauce.
- a framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.
- a dressed steer, lamb, or other animal, roasted whole.
- a meal, usually in the open air and often as a political or social gathering, at which meats are roasted over an open hearth or pit.
- to broil or roast whole or in large pieces over an open fire, on a spit or grill, often seasoning with vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper.
- to cook (sliced or diced meat or fish) in a highly seasoned sauce.
pitmaster -- noun, (plural pitmasters)
- One who operates a barbecue pit. Sometimes a term of respect for someone who is skilled at barbecuing.
- trampiest (I found this too funny NOT to include)
- superlative form of trampy: most trampy.
- Like a tramp.
- Long, Low, and Slow.
- Wood used to produce smoke.
- Food soaks up smoke and rub flavors.
- Food is typically very tender and moist (unless your making jerky).
- Meats: ribs, pork shoulders, briskets, poultry, seafood, etc.
- Vegetables: onions, squash, peppers, etc.
- Visit the Barbecue Party Guide for BBQ recipies and more.
- Far more common than smoking amongst the general public.
- Hot and fast on a grill.
- Examples: Burgers, chicken and seafood.
- Vegetables and fruit can also be grilled
- Visit the Ultimate Grilling Guide for more grilling recipies and more.
Grilling Visit Best Barbecue Side Dishes for side dish suggestions.
- BBQ is usually defined by geographic regions.
- BBQ may not mean the same style cookout to others as it does to you when you are having a cookout or attending one.
- BBQ can mean cookout-hot dogs and burgers with sides of chips, coleslaw and others.
- BBQ usually means juicy ribs, pulled pork sandwiches with sides of coleslaw, pickles, corn and others.
- Cookout typically means what BBQ is for you and your family, friends and region.
- Cookout tip: give some details of cooking style and food when sending invitations or ask when sending RSVPs to set expectations accordingly.
Barbecue versus Cookout