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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Taking a crack at defining and explalinin barbecue was Re: Simple barbecue sauce

    tutall <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Oct 1, 9:59 pm, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    > september.invalid> wrote:
    >> tutall <tut...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    >>> If you are using a pellet cooker then 90% of the learning curve is
    >>> rendered moot. Fire tending is the difficult skill to learn. The
    >>> cooking parts, not so much.

    >>
    >> Seriously?
    >>
    >> ...
    >>
    >> ??

    >
    > Yes, guess you take it for granted now, but for someone brand new,
    > that's the big first hurdle. Sustained temps, spikes, lows. etc.
    > That's how I remember it anyway.


    I take nothing like that for granted.

    When I said "seriously?' I was referring to the other part of your point, as
    you reiterated below, and with which I disagree completely.

    > Basic BBQ is pretty easy once you have the heat mastered. You can't
    > argue with that.


    I absolutely can and do argue with it. There are a bazillion combinations
    of ways to prep, season, set temperature, apply smoke, time, and finish
    barbecue, multiplied by a multitude of possible meats and cuts to be cooked.
    If you are just talking about throwing naked meat on with salt and pepper
    and cooking it to a temp, fine. But to me that is boring and far from the
    best I can do. And if tending a fire was really all there was to it, this
    group would have no reason to exist other than to support an FAQ and some
    trolls.

    I can cook on a pellet cooker, a grill, or an offset stick burner equally
    well. The fact that I often use a pellet cooker in competition doesn't mean
    I've avoided learning fire and temp management. I really don't understand
    tendencies to break down barbecue and smoking to its least common and
    simplest denominator when it is actually as diverse and interesting as any
    other method of cooking.

    MartyB



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    tutall Guest

    Default Re: Taking a crack at defining and explalinin barbecue was Re: Simplebarbecue sauce

    On Oct 3, 11:31*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > tutall <tut...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > On Oct 1, 9:59 pm, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    > > september.invalid> wrote:
    > >> tutall <tut...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > >>> If you are using a pellet cooker then 90% of the learning curve is
    > >>> rendered moot. Fire tending is the difficult skill to learn. The
    > >>> cooking parts, not so much.

    >
    > >> Seriously?

    >
    > >> ??

    >
    > > Yes, guess you take it for granted now, but for someone brand new,
    > > that's the big first hurdle. Sustained temps, spikes, lows. etc.
    > > That's how I remember it anyway.

    >
    > *I take nothing like that for granted.
    >
    > When I said "seriously?' I was referring to the other part of your point,as
    > you reiterated below, and with which I disagree completely.
    >
    > > Basic BBQ is pretty easy once you have the heat mastered. You can't
    > > argue with that.

    >
    > I absolutely can *and do argue with it. There are a bazillion combinations
    > of ways to prep, season, set temperature, apply smoke, time, and finish
    > barbecue, multiplied by a multitude of possible meats and cuts to be cooked.



    > If you are just talking about throwing naked meat on with salt and pepper
    > and cooking it to a temp, fine. But to me that is boring and far from the
    > best I can do.


    Right, so you do agree and don't argue with it.

    I don't disagree with the rest of what you wrote, but the first hurdle
    is the heat source. And with a lot of equipment it's a big one, other
    cookers minimize it, which is all I've said. Or that was the intent at
    any rate.

    > And if tending a fire was really all there was to it, this


    Who said that? I didn't. I did leave 10% for all that other stuff
    after all. <bg>

    In my mind am diffferentiating between the step(s) to learn how to
    ride a bicycle and becoming proficient at it. Watch out for that first
    step, it's a big one!

    We're both looking at the same elephant, just from different ends.

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