Presentation Counts

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Hello DR. BBQ: I”m curious if you could recommend some tips or a book of presentation tips for the beginning competitor? I have entered a couple of cookoffs but a little unsure of exactly what the judges are looking for. I”ve done both KCBS and Memphis in May. I’ve developed my own blends and taste is good if I say …

Fat-side Down, Please

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Hello Dr. BBQ: Everyone tells me to cook brisket with the fat side up, but you say cook it with the fat side down, so what’s the scoop? Tom Hi Tom, I prefer to cook my briskets fat side down on any cooker that has the fire underneath the meat. I think the concept of the fat melting into the …

Smoker Tips and Pork Loin Rub

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Dr. BBQ, I built a smoker out of two 55 gallon drums, one on top of the other. I’ve just started cooking in the last month and need a little help with a few things. At what temp do I cook pork loin and for how long? And what rubs do I use on it or do I use a …

Getting Saucy

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Hello Dr. BBQ, I hope you do not mind me asking you a few questions. I was wondering , when you cook for a competition do you glaze your ribs or brisket with BBQ sauce? And how about pulled pork–does that get a sauce? And if you sauce the pulled pork do you use a traditional tomato base or a …

Pork Loin Done Right!

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Dear Dr. BBQ: I want to BBQ a pork loin tonight and was wondering how I go about that? I normally bake them. It is one of those big loins from Costco cut in half. Thanks, Kimry   Hi Kimry, You caught me at my desk. Smear that baby up with a bunch of spicy and sweet stuff and grill/smoke …