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BBQ Dictionary

Below are barbecue monikers, terms and phrases used throughout this site and the barbecuing world. I've put this together to help explain these common terms, dispel (or add to) myths and to help jump-start your barbecue knowledge.

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Salts-Curing - How to use salts, nitrates, nitrites for brining and curing. This post compares the different pink curing salts (Prague Pink Powder/Insta-Cure #1 and #2) and also provides various information on brining.
Smoker Box for Smoking on a Gas Grill - Smoking on a gas grill is easy when you can just fill a box with wood chips or pellets.
Smoker Pouch for Smoking on a Gas Grill - Smoking on a gas grill can be as simple as making a wood chip pouch out of tin foil.
Societies and Associations - Links to local/state/regional BBQ Clubs, Societies and Associations.
Spatchcock - Spatchcocking is a simple and effective way to prepare barbecued chicken for the grill by butterflying from the backbone. This allows the chicken to stay moist since the chicken breasts stay more protected.
Spritzing Ribs - Spritzing your ribs is the trick to keeping pork ribs from drying out is to ensure they have enough moisture throughout the cooking process. Say goodbye to dry ribs.