Dear BBQ Friend:
I am just showing you this for the fun of it. It just goes to show you that most of the BBQ recipes that you read online or elsewhere are total crap. If you follow them, you are basically eating shoe leather AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT.
Most people are “content” with their BBQ... they have never tried competition quality BBQ, so they don’t know how good it is. So, the best they have ever had is what they cook in their back yard. They worked hard at it, smoked it for many hours, and their friends said it was good.
By comparison, most people thought that their old 25" standard definition TV was pretty good until they laid eyes on a 50" high definition TV. Everything changed - they had to have one - there was no going back.
Competition BBQ is like that HD TV... once you try it, you’ll never go back and you’ll be like Bob who realized at the ripe old age of 80, he had been eating bad BBQ all his life. That’s enough to make a grown man cry!
On with the story...
I recently was in a dentist's office and I was reading one of the magazines they had laying around. It was a very popular magazine written by well known company. I'll keep the name of the magazine secret to protect the innocent.
Many people would read that recipe and believe it to be a good one and give it a try... Only to find out afterwards that their Boston Butt is completely raw in the center.
It says (and this is NO typo)... “Preheat an oven to 350℉. Place butt on a roasting rack in a roasting dish. Pour water or unsalted chicken stock into roasting dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes.”
I about feel out of my chair when I read that! 35-40 minutes!!!!!!????????????
Who the hell in their right mind would cook a Boston Butt in an oven?! And for only 35 minutes?
This is what I have to put up with.... a bunch of BBQ idiots doling out BBQ advice when they have no clue what they are doing. Do you realize how many back yarders will actually try this recipe?
If you want to taste the “HD TV” of BBQ, get one of my books...
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