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How Much Do You Actually Know About Barbecuing?

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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  1. What's another name for a pork shoulder?
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    Rump steak
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    Boston butt
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    Top rib
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    Top round
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    A pork shoulder is also called a Boston butt.

    It comes from the upper part of the shoulder and requires a long cooking time. Learn how to slowly roast one here.

    A pork shoulder is also called a Boston butt.
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  2. What does basting mean?
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    Brushing sauce on meat as it cooks
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    Marinating meat before smoking it
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    Cold smoking meat before cooking
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    Injecting meat with a brine
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    Basting is brushing sauce on meat as it cooks...

    Although some pitmasters would call it "mopping."

    Basting is brushing sauce on meat as it cooks...
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  3. Burnt ends come from what cut of meat?
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    Porterhouse
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    Brisket
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    Baby back ribs
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    Rib eye
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    Burnt ends refers to the crispy point end of a brisket.

    After cooking, the point ends are removed and cooked further to achieve a delightfully crispy texture. Learn how to make them here.

    Burnt ends refers to the crispy point end of a brisket.
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  4. White barbecue sauce is popular in what state?
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    Arkansas
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    Tennessee
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    Alabama
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    Texas
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    White barbecue sauce is popular in Alabama.

    It's a mayonnaise-based condiment served with chicken that was invented by Bob Gibson in 1925. Learn how to make it here.

    White barbecue sauce is popular in Alabama.
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  5. The crunchy exterior of barbecued meat is called what?
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    Bark
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    Cracklin'
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    The ring
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    Meat candy
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    The crunchy exterior of barbecued meat is referred to as bark.

    It's a product of the Maillard reaction and is crunchy, crispy, and ~arguably~ the best part of pulled pork.

    The crunchy exterior of barbecued meat is referred to as bark.
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  6. What's the Texas crutch?<br /><br />
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    Wrapping brisket in tin foil
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    Brining meat before cooking it
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    Marinating meat in vinegar before cooking it
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    The myth that judges always crown pitmasters from Texas as winners
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    Wrapping brisket in tin foil halfway through cooking is known as the Texas crutch.

    It helps keep the brisket moist, tender, and juicy. Learn how to do it here.

    Wrapping brisket in tin foil halfway through cooking is known as the Texas crutch.
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  7. What's a shiner?
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    A tool used to check the tenderness of meat
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    The most tender brisket out of a batch
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    An exposed bone on a slab of ribs
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    A pitmaster who only works with pork
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    A shiner is an exposed bone on a slab of ribs.

    Ribs should be meaty all over, and an exposed bone means the butcher trimmed too much off the rack.

    A shiner is an exposed bone on a slab of ribs.
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  8. What type of wood is not usually used to smoke meat?
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    Chipped woods
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    Dried woods
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    Hard woods
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    Soft woods
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    Traditional theory states that soft woods release tar and creosotes, so they're avoided by most pitmasters.

    You can also use pellets and disks to smoke meats, but standard wood chips are more traditional. Learn how to properly use wood chips here.

    Traditional theory states that soft woods release tar and creosotes, so they're avoided by most pitmasters.
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  9. What part of the cow does brisket come from?
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    The butt
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    The shoulder
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    The breast or lower chest
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    The thigh
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    Brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of a cow.

    It's one of the nine beef primal cuts. Check out this handy chart to learn where all of the other popular cuts come from.

    Brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of a cow.
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  10. Baby back ribs are also called what?
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    Mini ribs
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    Loin back ribs
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    Brisket rack
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    Mini rack
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    Baby back ribs are also called loin back ribs.

    They're taken from the top of the rib cage and are shorter and leaner than regular spare ribs. Learn how to grill them here.

    Baby back ribs are also called loin back ribs.
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