I talk alot about riding motorcycles, trips to the beach and 4th of July Fireworks, but another one of my favorite things about summer is barbecue. I love to slow roast all kinds of things on my smoker, and every year on my Birthday I slow roast either a turkey, or a standing rib roast or a brisket. I have beef down pat, and I'm okay with turkey, but I still need work. Pork is almost a lost cause with me out on the barbecue, though I do okay with it when I oven roast it.
What do you guys like to do. Do any of you like to spark up the old grill to do some quick hamburgers, or do you like to use a smoker, and slowly barbecue a good thick roast like I do?
Do you like to use regular briquettes, or do you use lump charcoal or wood? I'm partial to the regular briquettes when I do fast grilling of burgers, hot dogs or even steaks, but when it comes to slow barbecuing, I prefer lump charcoal or even wood. I barbecued one of my corned beef roasts last Saturday, and it came out great. It wasn't quite as tender as the oven roasted corned beefs I did, but it tasted great and it was tender enough.
Again, pork is my major deficiency in barbecuing. I would love to learn how do to barbecued ribs the way the Rib Hut in Joliet does them.