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Comp cooking vs backyard

TunaciousBBQ28

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I watch the shows too and I heard a contestant says squeeze butter is easier to use than stick butter. Allows them to get the wrap finished and back on the smoker quicker.
 

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I watch the shows too and I heard a contestant says squeeze butter is easier to use than stick butter. Allows them to get the wrap finished and back on the smoker quicker.
Competition BBQ is a different beast, and cooks go to extremes to make the most out of one bite. I'm a BBQ Judge and I use some of he comp tips and tricks at home, but usually to a lesser degree. Injections are a good example, I use competition products, but my mixing ratio might be 1/3 of the amount used in competition.

To comment on the squeeze butter question.... In addition to wrapping, a lot of comp cooks are using the spray version of Parkay or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter during the cook. Parkay doesn't break like butter can, has a higher smoke point, it helps melt the sugars in the rub and to some degree it keeps the sugars in the rub from darkening or burning and adds a level of moisture. Some cooks will use butter flavored popcorn oil.
 

TunaciousBBQ28

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Competition BBQ is a different beast, and cooks go to extremes to make the most out of one bite. I'm a BBQ Judge and I use some of he comp tips and tricks at home, but usually to a lesser degree. Injections are a good example, I use competition products, but my mixing ratio might be 1/3 of the amount used in competition.

To comment on the squeeze butter question.... In addition to wrapping, a lot of comp cooks are using the spray version of Parkay or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter during the cook. Parkay doesn't break like butter can, has a higher smoke point, it helps melt the sugars in the rub and to some degree it keeps the sugars in the rub from darkening or burning and adds a level of moisture. Some cooks will use butter flavored popcorn oil.
Interesting to hear from a Comp Judge. Thank you for your insight on the butter use and properties.
 

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