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 True Memphis Barbecue

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True Memphis Barbecue Sun, 05/30/10 7:39 PM (permalink)
I moved to TN 20 years ago.  Was befriended by a native who was the best cooker of pork.  He,  I and a cast of characters  cooked for a few years in the Memphis May BBQ festival.  That was before it became  such a commercial event.  But, Bill taught me the basics.  Slow, no frills and patience.  I smoked an 8lb butt today - 7 hours on a 250 smoker - wrapped in foil at 165.  Removed from the grill at 190.  No basting, no spraying, no special wood....and NO saucing.  Anyone can do this.  Ignore all the whoop-de-doo recipes. 

I pulled this apart with a salad fork and my hand after resting in the oven/wrapped in towel/ about two hours.  Greasy juicy.  Now Bill had a killer sauce recipe...however he took that with him to share with his maker about 10 years ago.  Thanks to you buddy - he was a veteran as well.
<message edited by susanll on Sun, 05/30/10 7:40 PM>
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    Re:True Memphis Barbecue Sun, 05/30/10 9:11 PM (permalink)
    Thanks Susan. You reminded me of the 'real' BBQ. Nothing works better than the simple Low and Slow lesson we all learned in BBQ 101 and at many great BBQ pits !

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      Re:True Memphis Barbecue Sun, 05/30/10 11:38 PM (permalink)
      No frills Heaven------------------Thanks---------------Russ

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        Re:True Memphis Barbecue Mon, 05/31/10 7:15 AM (permalink)
        Looks like teacher and student BOTH did a great job!!--and your right--keep it simple!!!!

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          Re:True Memphis Barbecue Mon, 05/31/10 7:25 AM (permalink)
          Beautiful and delicious looking susanll!

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            Re:True Memphis Barbecue Mon, 05/31/10 11:24 AM (permalink)
            I get to look at something very similar every day!

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              Re:True Memphis Barbecue Mon, 05/31/10 11:36 AM (permalink)
              Thanks all!  Happy Memorial Day

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                Re:True Memphis Barbecue Wed, 06/16/10 12:37 PM (permalink)
                What to say? Thanks Susanll! Looks great and made me hungry for some good pork Q. Hard to find around my neighborhood though.
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