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   Is barbecue dying? That question was at the center of a barbecue symposium held in mid-October in Oxford, Mississippi. Barbecue symposium? Question answered

07 Nov 2012 09:26 AM   |   4351 clicks   |   Washington Post
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Englebert Slaptyback     

Is barbecue dying?


Did Netcraft confirm it?

07 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
Mid_mo_mad_man     
Aslong as KC style exists I'm ok
/

07 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
taoistlumberjak     

Englebert Slaptyback: Is barbecue dying?


Did Netcraft confirm it?


WITH HOT GRITS

07 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
Mr Guy     
This is why it's important to reject sin in all forms, including things like putting tomato on barbeque. Boars even SMELL like vinegar, so that we may know Eastern Carolina Barbeque is the will of God.

07 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
texdent    [TotalFark]  
It lives strong in Texas.

07 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
Coach_J     
My brand new smoker and I say "hells no". Bring on the T-giving turkey...double smoked, apple/honey brined turkey on the menu.

/KC bbq sucks
//Real bbq doesn't need sauce
///Oh no he didn't
////That's right bbq snob thread biatches

07 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
Pocket Ninja    [TotalFark]  
What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.

07 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
thecpt     
There's only one BBQ joint in my new neck of the woods (northeast) and I tried 4 different menu items....NOTHING WAS CRISPY.

07 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
Devolving_Spud     
They can have my slow-smoked ribs when they pry it from my cold, dead, greasy fingers.

07 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
d-fens99     
Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?

07 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
cgraves67    [TotalFark]  

texdent: It lives strong in Texas.


Texas is the Holy Land of BBQ. Every true believer should make a pilgrimage.

07 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
FormlessOne     
Short answer:

Barbeque? No. "Real barbeque," as practiced by provincial Southern chuckleheads who think using a somewhat repugnant play based on the slavery debates between Lincoln and Douglas is somehow relevant? Yes.

Barbeque is no longer "special", and hasn't been for a long time. It's just another culinary offering in America. It joins grinders, pizza, and other American culinary offerings with regional variations, nothing more. Deal with it and move on.

07 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
FormlessOne     

Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.


You're an evil, evil person. You know that, right?

07 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
floor_guy     
If by bbq you mean big green egg, then no. It is not dead.

There are no good bbq joints around here, I've had to create my own in my yard.

07 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
ArcadianRefugee     

texdent: It lives strong in Texas.


Yeah, if you call that barbecue.

07 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Civil_War2_Time     

FormlessOne: Short answer:

Barbeque? No. "Real barbeque," as practiced by provincial Southern chuckleheads who think using a somewhat repugnant play based on the slavery debates between Lincoln and Douglas is somehow relevant? Yes.

Barbeque is no longer "special", and hasn't been for a long time. It's just another culinary offering in America. It joins grinders, pizza, and other American culinary offerings with regional variations, nothing more. Deal with it and move on.


9/10.

07 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
TheraTx     
Smoked a turkey breast on Sunday and it was awesome!

/really big papers I have
//used Bad Byron's Butt Rub

07 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
The Southern Logic Company     
Dying? Maybe in the context that the food was born in. Take the least popular, most available and generally cheapest cuts of meat and smoke/slow cook for hours to taste awesome. It was done out of necessity and time wasn't a factor.

Time being a factor now for most people, and the willingness to pay for better cuts of meat that are easier to cook (Chops, loin), true BBQ on a home scale may be dying. I mean, who wants to wait 8-14 hours for dinner to be done? (I do, but beside the point)

I highly doubt that restaurants will ever stop serving the food though, pretty much every American likes BBQ (except when it's "too smokey"). Its one of the few things to come from the south that most Americans enjoy.

/My dream is to open a BBQ restaurant in a foreign country
//Germany?
///Would the UK enjoy BBQ?

07 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
LeafyGreens     

Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.


Subtle and concise, 10/10!

07 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
loonatic112358     

texdent: It lives strong in Texas.


mmm brisket

07 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
Random Discord     

LeafyGreens: Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.

Subtle and concise, 10/10!


And not BBQ technically. That is Grilling.

07 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
loonatic112358     

Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.


your dead to me

07 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     
Hate to tell you but lots of inter-generational activities are dying. Sailing, incest...lots of them.

07 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
loonatic112358     

loonatic112358: Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.

your dead to me


frogdammit, i'll go off to the gas chamber so the grammar nazis will be happy

07 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
Tom_Slick     

d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?


When I started I used Recipes from Southern Living Magazine. I learned the technique using those recipes and then started experimenting and making it my own from there.

07 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
Random Discord     

d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?


Yes;

Recipe not required. all you need is some ribs or brisket (an ENTIRE brisket), some dry rub, wood, and time.

07 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
Devolving_Spud     

Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.


9/10

I'd go for 10/10 if you said you insisted on using a gas-powered hibachi.

07 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
loonatic112358     

The Southern Logic Company: ///Would the UK enjoy BBQ?


the ones that wind up in texas do

07 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  
The real question posed by TFA was "Is traditional, distinctly regionalized, Southern bbq getting bled out and homogenized along with its popularity?"

But another question: "Why oh why would I read that having not eaten beakfast?"

07 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
Jiro Dreams Of McRibs     

Random Discord: d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?

Yes;

Recipe not required. all you need is some ribs or brisket (an ENTIRE brisket), some dry rub, wood, and time.


There are few things in life that I can say this about myself, but when it comes to brisket I'm a bottom.

07 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Dancin_In_Anson    [TotalFark]  
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Ft Bend County (Tx) style brisket. Salt and pepper only and 14 hours of slow pecan smoke...

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Righteous.

07 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Mr.Hawk     

Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.


2/10!!

07 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
Civil_War2_Time     

ArcadianRefugee: texdent: It lives strong in Texas.

Yeah, if you call that barbecue.


The thing is...Texans don't move too often to KC, Memphis, or anywhere else to cook BBQ there.

Their champ BBQers move here to try and show US how it's done.

So, we get 5-10 awesome places in each big city here that are diverse, and have other ways of cooking BBQ that you can choose from.

Texas really is the melting pot of American BBQ. On top of that, add Mexican Barbecoa into the mix = Total. Win.

07 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
LeafyGreens     

Random Discord: LeafyGreens: Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.

Subtle and concise, 10/10!

And not BBQ technically. That is Grilling.


That'sthejoke.jpg

07 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
loonatic112358     

Dancin_In_Anson: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

Ft Bend County (Tx) style brisket. Salt and pepper only and 14 hours of slow pecan smoke...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

Righteous.


i like covering it tony cacheres, then wrapping it in foil for a few hours, then uinwrapping it and sticking it back in

/too lazy to make a rub seems rather stupid when you look at all the other work that goes in it
//has a friend that has a restaurant sized smoker, 40 briskets at a time, fark yea

07 Nov 2012 09:49 AM
Mr Guy     

Random Discord: d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?

Yes;

Recipe not required. all you need is some ribs or brisket (an ENTIRE brisket), some dry rub, wood, and time.


Your wood is going to get all messed up by the propane. Better just leave it out.

07 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
santadog    [TotalFark]  
Salt Lick, I love you so.
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07 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
Random Discord     

LeafyGreens: Random Discord: LeafyGreens: Pocket Ninja: What a stupid question. I barbecued some hot dogs and burgers just the other day, even threw on some shish ka bobs for good measure.

Subtle and concise, 10/10!

And not BBQ technically. That is Grilling.

That'sthejoke.jpg


Yeah, I realized that as soon as I saw that it was Pocket Ninja. Unfortunately the realization didn't arrive until AFTER I clicked submit.

07 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
Devolving_Spud     
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I don't understand how those mouthbreathing, wood-burning, Mountain Dew guzzling Texans or North Carolinians can call what they do BBQ. If it didn't come from a gas grill, just feed it to the dogs.

///take notes, PocketNinja

07 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
Marcintosh     
Barbecue symposium = cash
Those questions, in some fashion, were at the center of a barbecue symposium held in mid-October in Oxford, Miss., by the Southern Foodways Alliance, a non for profit organization of scholars, restaurateurs, writers and passionate eaters that explores food financial issues related to the South and it's cash cow. 

there's millions if not billions tied up in BBQ now. Manufacturers of equipment, food manufacturers, television personalities and television shows, the personal income of the production crews and their families, business real estate companies.

The air hadn't better come out of BBQ's notoriety any time soon or it's going to require more than a handful of napkins to clean up.

Now Grillin', well, that's huge - and that aint' goin' anywhere soon. Doesn't' have the press that BBQ does though.

07 Nov 2012 09:54 AM
Random Discord     

Mr Guy: Random Discord: d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?

Yes;

Recipe not required. all you need is some ribs or brisket (an ENTIRE brisket), some dry rub, wood, and time.

Your wood is going to get all messed up by the propane. Better just leave it out.


Propane!?? Philistine

That's actually the problem most people don't have the correct equipment at home to BBQ

07 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
LandOfChocolate     

d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?


The Virtual Weber Bullet is how I initially learned

07 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
The Southern Logic Company     

loonatic112358: The Southern Logic Company: ///Would the UK enjoy BBQ?

the ones that wind up in texas do


I would make something more like Georgia/NC style. Not very good with the brisket like Texans are.

07 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
Civil_War2_Time     

Dancin_In_Anson: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

Ft Bend County (Tx) style brisket. Salt and pepper only and 14 hours of slow pecan smoke...

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x633]

Righteous.


Bourbon, brisket, AND beer? That looks like a pretty good day.

07 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
NeoBad     
BBQ is slow cooked usually over wood, preferrably over wood.

Anything else is grilled.

07 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
Mr.Hawk     

d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?


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/I keed, I keed


This one is pretty good actually. It has a lot of good grilling as well as BBQ recipes.


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07 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
Mr Guy     

Random Discord: Mr Guy: Random Discord: d-fens99: Where's a good source for actual BBQ recipes? I grill a lot, but its not the same thing to my understanding. BBQ is low temp and slow cooking times, yes?

Yes;

Recipe not required. all you need is some ribs or brisket (an ENTIRE brisket), some dry rub, wood, and time.

Your wood is going to get all messed up by the propane. Better just leave it out.

Propane!?? Philistine

That's actually the problem most people don't have the correct equipment at home to BBQ


I know, it's sad to think some people have to make do with wood chips because they don't have access to a solid American steel pig cooker that can maintain exactly the correct temperature for hours. I guess it's no wonder that people are forced to resort to using spices and tomato sauces to cover the wood flavor of their meat, after they ruin it.

07 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
Tom_Slick     

Random Discord: That's actually the problem most people don't have the correct equipment at home to BBQ


This the 1st smoker I owned was a Brinkman Vertical smoker it was a biatch to get the temperature right, I then went with a Chargriller Barrel type with optional fire box it worked very well but took up a lot of space, now I am using a Big Green Egg and have been pretty happy.

07 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

cgraves67: texdent: It lives strong in Texas.

Texas is the Holy Land of BBQ. Every true believer should make a pilgrimage.


Southern Illinois is a contender, too.

That said, yes, Texas barbecue is impressive.

07 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
Mid_mo_mad_man     

Civil_War2_Time: ArcadianRefugee: texdent: It lives strong in Texas.

Yeah, if you call that barbecue.

The thing is...Texans don't move too often to KC, Memphis, or anywhere else to cook BBQ there.

Their champ BBQers move here to try and show US how it's done.

So, we get 5-10 awesome places in each big city here that are diverse, and have other ways of cooking BBQ that you can choose from.

Texas really is the melting pot of American BBQ. On top of that, add Mexican Barbecoa into the mix = Total. Win.


The only real BBQ contest is the American Royal in KC. Sorry you were informed of this

07 Nov 2012 10:00 AM
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