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Old 07-07-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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Commercial bbq?

I had an interesting visit to a commercial bbq plant today.
They buy pork butts in 2,000 pound casks, slow cook them in gas-fired pits, remove the bones by hand. The butts are then "pulled" in a machine, or chopped, and mixed with one of their several types of sauce. The finished product is packed in 5-pound plastic containers for sale to groceries and restaurants. I'd never seen so many pork butts in one place at one time. And not a single one gets exposed to any real smoke; they add liquid smoke to the sauce. So, it's interesting, but "it ain't 'cue."
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Yuck! At least you had fun though Larry!
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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I for one are glad that garbageq is being produced in large quantities. Had a customer say one time " This is way better than Lloyds in the tub from the store" Me being the calm person that I'am called him a a$$hole. Covered with a quick "Ask for more" They now are regular customers.
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Old 07-07-2005, 05:51 PM   #4
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very interesting.,...I see smaller tubs labeled "pit cooked" in the stores.
Wonder what their definition of a pit is.
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very interesting.,...I see smaller tubs labeled "pit cooked" in the stores.
Wonder what their definition of a pit is.
I think they mean "pot" cooked. #-o
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:27 AM   #6
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These pits were basically gas-fired ovens. The butts are on stainless steel carts that are rolled inside, then the door is closed and they are cooked by gas heat alone. The temperature is pre-programmed, it doesn't stay at the same temperature throughout the cooking process. All the drippings go through a drain system in the floor, where they are collected for later disposal. If you cooked a butt in a roasting pan in your oven, you'd get basically the same result. :badgrin:
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