Dear Dr. BBQ:
I’m having a debate with my brother-in-law. We get along good with everything except when it comes time to add the BBQ sauce. One of us says the last 5 to 10 minutes when the chicken is still on the grill. The other (bro-in-law) says not to add it until chicken is off the grill. He insists that if you put it on while it’s still on the grill you’ll lose the taste. Love your web page I’ll watch it for your answer. Thanks,
–Dave & Bill
I think you would be right to do it either way. The taste will still be there, it will just be a little different. My personal preference is to add the sauce after it comes off, or even serve it on the side, but I know that most people like that little bit of burned/caramelized sauce taste on their food so if it”s for guests I brush it on during the last 5 to 10 minutes. One down side to this is the mess it makes of your grill. All things considered, I”d have to call your debate a draw.