Anyone else read this? Thoughts?
Click bait article but there's some truth there.
#1 is the reason I still try to buy as much meat as I can locally from sources I know.
#2 is true but dumb. Meat cuts have changed as tastes and demand have changed for years.
#3 Okay. Not sure why this is even there. People eat brisket and prime rib for very different reasons on very different occasions usually.
#4 Not a Mixon fan myself but this one just came across as hate. Get over it.
#6 Not sure hipster is what comes to mind when I think pitmaster but maybe I'm not representative of the US as a whole.
#7 Only one I think is really valid. I miss the days of community hog cooks and BBQs.
I have been smoking for over 40 years, Before Myron Before BBQ Pit masters and before there were competitions everywhere, no Internet no how too's no Googling I learned from trial and error, asking a lot of questions and talking to people who had BBQ joints.
I watch BBQ pit masters because it is almost a comedy I never cook like that for family and friends.
You can buy good quality meat if you look and take the time,
You have to remember These Are TV Shows and they are in it to make money Just showing a regular smoke would get boring pretty quick.
Yep, they put draaama in every show. Thank goodness I DVR it so I can zip through the BS. This year I'm convinced the reason they are not blind judging the meat is that they don't want the same people winning year after year. Johnny Trigg got robbed the last time he was on the show.
All this B.S. is why i don't compete. 15 years ago brisket was what poor folks ate because no one else wanted it. same with chicken wings. Butcher would save us wings in 5 gal. buckets for us to use for crab bait. Ox tail was free to a few cents per lb. tongue was free to few cents per lb.
The article is 100% true! It's also 100% false.
See, that's the thing, BBQ, as all quisine changes with time, meat cuts change, methods change. Ideas change. Like anything else, it's ever evolving.