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After stopping at 31 barbecue restaurants in the Lone Star state, it’s clear that the best BBQ in Texas is all about the beef. Tasty sausages and beef ribs are plentiful, but brisket is the go-to when you’re craving serious Texas BBQ. For truly authentic regional flavor, start with high quality beef seasoned simply with black pepper and salt so the flavor of the smoked meat stands out. Check out all the great 'Cue Tips, great BBQ joints and of course Texas spices, seasonings, and recipes!

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #8: Don't Change Too Much at Once

"You’re going to learn something every time you cook. Pay attention to that and don’t try to change too much at once. The thing amateur smokers tend to do is pull the meat off too soon because it starts to look so pretty. The magic number for brisket is an internal temp of 203 degrees, so make sure the temp reaches 195-205 degrees before calling it quits."

Lance Kirkpatrick – Pitmaster of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, Austin, TX

Mike's Road Journal

Stiles Switch: Austin, TX

Austin just keeps getting better. Meet pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick (pictured below) of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew - what a welcoming dude! I have to say, this was the stop where I learned the most about barbecuing so far. Don't get me wrong, the other places have taught me so much, but Lance really got into the details. It was amazing how generous he was. Check out Lance's 'Cue Tip (it's #8) for a taste of the insight I got. The beef ribs were my favorite here...great chewy ...
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Stiles Switch: Austin, TX

BBQ Joint Finder

Two Bros BBQ Market

"Javier Rodriguez - Pitmaster"

12656 West Ave. San Antonio, TX 78216

Blacks BBQ

"Clint Nevill - Manager"

215 North Main St. Lockhart, TX 78644


Barbecue Slang

Lean Side (a.k.a The Lean) Refers to the less fatty side of a beef brisket.


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