Pressurized Pumps

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Q:  Hey Dr. BBQ,   I was watching “BBQ’ing” on the Food Network and noticed some guys were injecting, using what seems like a pressurized pump. Are these homemade or are they available for sale?  I have a vacuum tumbler but I’d really like to get my hands on one of those pressurized pumping needles.   Thanks,   Chef Wil …

How to Handle Leftovers

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Q:  Dear Doc: I cook a great hog and a few other things as well.  I would really like to open a storefront business—I already have a commercial-sized pit and a great location with an out back detached block building for the pit.  Is it legal to cook outside of the immediate premises? What equipment will I need to hold …

How to Keep Pork Steaks Warm

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Q: Ray, How do you keep pork steaks warm if you are unable to grill them just before you eat? I really don’t want them in 10 gallons of sauce, do I? Thanks,   Mike   A: Hi Mike, I wouldn’t want them swimming in barbecue sauce, but you probably need some liquid to keep them moist. I’d use a mix of apple juice and …

How to Calibrate a Thermometer

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Dear Dr. BBQ: This is probably a simple question with a simple fix. But so far the solution escapes me. I have an instant-read thermometer with an adjustable dial that I don’t really trust for accuracy. What is the easiest way to calibrate it?  By the way, tried the margarita marinade the other night and it was awesome!! Thanks, –Dave …

Rusty Firebox

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Q: Dear Dr. BBQ: My firebox stays rusted and I would like keep it black with a high heat paint or some other treatment. I have heard of people getting the box hot and treating the outside with oil, but I have not seen the results myself and was wondering if you know the best route to go to try …