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North & South Carolina Spices
North & South Carolina Cue Glue
North & South Carolina Recipes
North & South Carolina

A real Carolina barbecue feast centers around a whole hog that's smoked for hours before the succulent meat is chopped or pulled and served with a tangy, vinegar-spiked sauce. If cooking a whole hog in your backyard seems intimidating (although you should try it anyway), we've also got recipes that make enjoying Carolina-style pork a bit simpler. Complete your meal with sides and save room for classic desserts like sweet potato pie!

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #25: Keep a Constant, Steady Temperature

"Whether you’re barbecuing low and slow or hot and fast, a constant steady temperature is critical for great results. This can be particularly challenging if you are cooking with wood rather than gas. Investing in a thermometer that monitors both meat and smoking chamber temperatures will help immensely….’cause you won’t need to open that dang lid so much!"

Ken Hess – Pitmaster of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL

Mike's Road Journal

Chasing BBQ: Texas Road Trip

When you're heading out on the road trip of a lifetime, you've got to start big. That's why we're kicking off our Chasing BBQ journey in Texas where everything really is bigger - including the number of barbecue options along the way. I made over 30 stops in the Lone Star state! Want to learn more about these joints that are dishing up some of the country's best 'cue? Check out the complete list of Texas stops below, then click through to read my Road Journal entries and ...
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Chasing BBQ: Texas Road Trip

BBQ Joint Finder

Adams Rib Bar-B-Que

"Rickey and Laura - Owner & Pitmaster"

102 Jet Dr. Longview, TX 75603

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ

"Miguel Vidal - Owner"

7612 Brodie Ln. Austin, TX 78745


Barbecue Slang

Bounce Test A test for checking the doneness of low and slow smoked ribs. Using a pair of tongs, pick up the rack of ribs by the middle/center bones and bounce them slightly. If they are ready, the slab will bow until the meat starts to break away. Also called the bend test.


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