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Entries in BBQ (162)

Tuesday
Nov042008

Grill or BBQ....America Decides 

I know it's a pretty lame attempt at election humor, but it is the first Tuesday in November after all.


Today I thought I'd take a shot at defining the difference between grilling and BBQ'ing.  Depending on where you are from, grilling and BBQ'ing are sometimes used interchangeably.  But that's just plain wrong!  :)

I kind of like the way Wikipedia differentiates between the two things.
Barbecue has numerous regional variations in many parts of the world. Notably, in the United States, practitioners consider barbecue to include only relatively indirect methods of cooking, with the more direct high-heat methods to be called grilling.

Now I consider myself a "practitioner" so for the purposes of this blog when I say BBQ (or barbecue or barbeque) I'll be talking about a low, slow, and indirect method of cooking.  Grilling on the other hand tends to be hot, quick, and over direct heat.  If you stick around long enough, you'll get plenty of both.  However, I do prefer BBQ over most things so that's where we'll spend most of our time.

As the Wikipedia reference indicates, there are regional variations.  So, I'll leave you with an explanation of some of the variations on this wonderful thing we call BBQ.

Cheers,
Braddog

Sunday
Nov022008

Welcome!

Few things go together as well as BBQ and Beer.  So this site is dedicated to helping folks who aspire to create either on their own.

Here you'll find help for getting started in either past time.  Whether you have a hankerin' for a good stout or a side of baby back ribs, we'll try to help you sort out the things you need and provide some tips from our own experiences.

So let's fire up the grill, get a tall glass of your favorite libation, and get started brewin' an quein'.

Cheers,
Braddog
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