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Harold McGee: no BBQ expert

Hungry CelesteHungry Celeste Posts: 530
edited 10:13AM in EggHead Forum
While I have nothing but respect for Harold McGee (author of "On Food & Cooking", et al), it's clear he knows bupkus about BBQ--read this piece from the NY Times and tell me why we shouldn't all school him on how to cook ribs over charcoal:
Here's his blog, too, where he admits that a rib rack will improve things a bit:


  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Well, I wouldn't go that far..... but after reading that article, I'll agree he is not as "on top of" his Weber kettle as he should be.

    For indirect cooking, most folks position the charcoal on the sides of that cooker(their grates actually have hinged doors for adding more coals during long cooks). Now, they sell curved charcoal baskets that clip to the sides of the kettle, which actually allow for a fair amount of space in the middle of the grate for indirect cooking.

    I can actually make some pretty good chicken on a kettle.


    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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