Monthly Archives: November 2013

BBQ History!

By Lake E. High, Jr.
President, South Carolina Barbeque Association

There are generally considered to be four types of barbeque in the country and they, by and large, are broken down by the type of sauce use in basting and also as a finish sauce, used when the barbeque is being served. Those four, in order of historical emergence, are Vinegar and Pepper, Mustard, Light Tomato and Heavy Tomato. And while there is always disagreement on the varieties of preparation, such as whether one should use a dry rub or a wet rub and various other culinary arguments, all of the many sauces used in America generally will fall into one of those four basic groups.

Four Basic BBQ Tips!

 Tip #1: Invest in high quality equipment.

My ability to turn out great barbecue greatly improved the moment I stopped messing around with cheap POS grills and pits and started buying Weber products.  Spend the danged money and buy a Weber.  They are EASY to work with and will last for at least ten years.   I don’t care if you want to grill burgers, smoke a brisket, use charcoal, use gas, whatever…if you want to get serious then stop messing around and get a Weber.

Yes, it is possible to turn out some great barbecue on a crappy grill or smoker.  I get a certain amount of pleasure from that challenge when cooking away from home.  However it is very hard to LEARN with crappy equipment.


If you are short on cash then you can start with the 22 inch One Touch Silver for about $100.  If you don’t have a Weber then it’s not a deal killer.  Keep reading.  Just make sure that when your current grill breaks that you replace it with a good one.

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival!

The Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival is a 3 day event, November 22nd – 24th, featuring three different bands on Saturday, November 23rd. Along with a BBQ Cook off Competitions for both professionals and backyard enthusiasts, sanctioned by the Florida Barbecue Association. This will be the first annual event, with proceeds benefiting the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation. Come join us for music, good food, and as always sun and fun by the Flamingo Lake at Flamingo Lake RV Resort. Make sure to be there and have a smokin good time!


All you need to know about barbecue