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Alabama & Georgia Recipes
Alabama & Georgia Spices

In Alabama and Georgia, chicken and ribs are the stars of BBQ menus. Smoked chicken with Alabama’s own unique, tangy white sauce and hot and fast ribs with the perfect char are essentials. But in the South, the sides really stand out too. Slow-simmered greens, rich mac and cheese, and delectable coconut cream pie are staples along with that classic Southern hospitality.
 

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #4: You Will Lose 50%

"You should expect a 50% loss of weight when cooking a brisket; so if you want 8 pounds of smoked meat, start with a 16 pound brisket. Some of the weight loss will be from proper trimming of the fat cap. Before you place the brisket on the pit, it should have no more then a ¼ inch of fat on any part. Here at Black’s, we keep those brisket trimmings and use them in our house-made sausages."

Clint Nevill – General Manager of Black’s BBQ, Lockhart, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Salt + Smoke: St. Louis, MO

My second stop today and 77th overall, Salt and Smoke in St. Louis found me one state closer to home. Located in the hip-looking-to-me neighborhood of Delmar Loop it was hard to go into it not thinking that I would be eating some hipster, fusion spin on barbecue...not that there'd be anything wrong with that! Once inside it felt to me like a warm welcoming place to eat...no doubt with a hipper vibe. I sat at the bar and chatted up the bartender about my road trip, so he made some suggesti...
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Salt + Smoke: St. Louis, MO

BBQ Joint Finder

Lannie's Bar-B-Q Spot

"Miss Lula Hutcher - Owner"

2115 Minter Ave, Selma, AL 36703

The Slow Bone

"Jack Perkins - Owner & Pitmaster"

2234 Irving Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207


Barbecue Slang

Stall (a.k.a The Stall) The time when the internal temperature of the protein you are smoking can plateau or even drop. To combat the stall, stay the course and resist the temptation to increase the heat.


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