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Memphis BBQ ribs are world famous for good reason. The best BBQ in Memphis can be found at joints that smoke their ribs low and slow using a flavor-packed Memphis dry rub that usually contains both brown and white sugar for optimal caramelization and a hint of molasses flavor. For Memphis meats served wet, a tangy, sweet tomato-based sauce is the go-to choice.

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #11: Let It Rest

"Whatever meat you’re cooking, you need to let it rest. With brisket, you need to rest it a minimum of 2½ hours and sometimes as long as 5-6 hours—depending on the size of the brisket. The internal temp for serving should be 145 degrees; believe me, when you slice into it, you will be serving up moist meat that is still quite warm to the touch."

Russell Roegels – Pitmaster and Owner of Roegels Barbecue Co., Houston, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Saw’s BBQ: Homewood, AL

My second stop today, and first lunch, was at Saw's BBQ in Homewood, Alabama, which is just outside of Birmingham. This place was jam packed with customers, all there to get some of this simply brilliant barbecue, because let's face it...it's easier to buy it then to make it on Labor Day. And it would take a lot of practice before you could ever come as close to 'cuing it up as good as they do here. I don't usually lead with my impression of the food, but when you ...
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Saw’s BBQ: Homewood, AL

BBQ Joint Finder

Bet the House Barbecue

"Cody Smithers, Shawn Eagle and Jess Swann - Pitmasters"

508 S. Elm St. Suite 109 Denton, TX 76201

Archibald's Bar-B-Que

"Tray Washington - Owner"

1211 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Northport, Al 35476

Barbecue Slang

Mop (a.k.a Mop Sauce) A thin sauce brushed or sprayed onto the meat’s surface while it cooks. A classic mop is vinegar based and mixed with black pepper, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce.

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