Category Archives: Barbecue

Indirect vs. Direct Cooking – Which is Used for BBQ

When it comes to achieving a quality BBQ flavor, it’s all about how you cook it. Even the highest quality meat will taste terrible if you cook it wrong. For cooking meat, you need heat, and there are two methods …
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Low and Slow – How Better BBQ is Made

When it comes to BBQ, there are a lot of ways to make it. People will get very defensive (and sometimes offensive) about which of those ways is the best. But virtually everyone will agree on this: the best BBQ …
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Why Does BBQ Taste Good?

BBQ isn’t a new concept. Man has been cooking delicious meats over open fires probably since they lived in caves. The word “barbecue” itself dates back to the 1500’s. While cooking technology has advanced, BBQ has stayed true to its …
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Spring Party Ideas

A new season means a new reason to celebrate. Especially when that season is spring. The cold winter months are finally over. Though there may be some rain, things are slowly getting greener and more colorful. If that’s not a …
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BBQ and Health – Is Barbecue Good for You?

There’s no question that BBQ is delicious. Unfortunately, things that taste great aren’t always the healthiest. Does that mean BBQ is bad for you? Thankfully, no. In fact, it has a few particularly healthy aspects. Additionally, BBQ offers a lot …
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Lexington vs. Eastern – What is North Carolina Style BBQ?

BBQ is something that gets taken very seriously, especially in certain regions of the US. Take North Carolina, for example. Though the common man will often mention Tennessee or Texas when talking about BBQ, the passion is just as fiery …
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Kill the Winter Blues with a BBQ Party

If you’re like us, you’ve been invited to more holiday parties than you can fit into your schedule. While holiday parties are great, they can all kind of bleed together. Why not shake things up a bit? Skip throwing your …
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The Science of BBQ

So we all know that barbecue is food (generally meat) cooked over an open flame, and that it’s delicious. But how exactly does it work, you may wonder. Why does the fire make it taste that much better than searing …
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Fourth of July Pro-Tips and Party Ideas

July is coming up fast which means it’s time to party like it’s 1776. Well, maybe not, but make no mistake, the Fourth of July is upon us, and there’s some celebrating to do. After all, the purpose of the …
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Why Barbecue Makes for the Perfect Spring Wedding

As we head into March, the remnants of snow will (hopefully) be disappearing.  Leaves and flowers will begin to bud.  Birds will begin to chirp.  Before you know it, spring will be here. And with it will come the beauty …
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True barbeque as practiced in the American South has 4
main ingredients- quality meats, low temperatures, wood
burning for flavor enhancement, and lots and lots of
patience, which is exactly what we do here at Rudy’s
Smokehouse.
All Glory be to God!