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Test Your Knowledge: Barbecue Terms
by Staff
Barbecue is an American culinary favorite. Competitions and restaurants can be found across the country, and cooking styles vary from region to region. Think you know everything about the sauces and techniques? Take this quiz to find out.

When making barbecue, when do you apply a mop?

  • before cooking
  • during cooking
  • after cooking

What do you get if you order burnt ends in a Kansas-style barbecue joint?

  • slightly burnt spareribs
  • crispy cornbread
  • the crispy parts of a smoked beef brisket

After hours of cooking, the finished product in barbecue will have a layer of what on it?

  • peel
  • bark
  • rind

True of false: The pink smoke ring on the outside of smoked meat is actually raw.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends: Smoke rings are raw on barbecued beef but not barbecued pork.

If you barbecue with logs rather than pellets, do not be surprised if someone calls you a:

  • stick burner
  • log lover
  • wood burner

In what barbecue region is a pig pickin' most popular?

  • North Carolina
  • Kansas
  • Texas

Briquettes contain an ingredient that lump charcoal doesn't. What is it?

  • coal
  • wood
  • chemical additives

"Eating high on the hog" means what?

  • eating the choice pieces of pork
  • the feeling you get after eating too much pork
  • eating pork while intoxicated

What is finger meat?

  • the same meat found in a chicken finger
  • any small piece of meat
  • meat between baby back ribs

Barbecue sauce is often deep red or even clear. Where can you find white barbecue sauce?

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Texas