A. My name is Justin Dombrowski and I will be talking to you about how to properly BBQ
B. How many of you know what BBQ is? Some of you might think backyard grilling is BBQ, but it’s not.
C. Today, I will teach you how to make barbecue, tips on how to perfect it, and some of the factors involved. II. Behind Barbecue
A. BBQ is the process of smoking meat from seasoned wood at a low temperature for a long period of time. a. This cooking method makes the meat very tender and gives it a great smoky flavor.
B. Smoked foods have a dark crusty bark on the outside, and right beneath the crust is what is called the “smoke ring”. The smoke ring is fine pink line that is the result of a chemical reaction between the wood and meat. III. Factors in Smoking
A. Having fresh meat, never frozen, can really make a difference in the tenderness of the after product.
B. Remove the bark from the wood, this makes the meat bitter.
C. Having a good seasoning and sauce can compliment your pork, chicken, or beef. IV. Process of cooking
A. First you need a smoking unit, this can be a professional one, a grill turned into a smoker, or a 55 gallon drum. a. The smoker needs two compartments, one for the food and one for the wood to burn. Also needs a few vents to let out heat. B. After seasoning the meat, place it in the smoker when it reaches 225 deg. a. This part is the hardest because you must regulate the temperature and keep it at 225 deg for several hours.
C. Certain foods require different cooking times. Pork shoulder and beef brisket requires a minimum of 8 hours and a maximum of 12. While chicken and ribs require a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4. V. Conclusion
A. So after hearing this I hope you can understand BBQ, how to perfect it and what factors it involves.
B. I have been a BBQ cook for a while now and I hope you find interest to try it for yourself.