Straight from the head pitmaster right here at Smokehouse BBQ in Bali. Its 6:30 pm and while youre queueing up to get some good barbecue were starting the cook for tomorrows service. Theres no rushing Texas BBQ. The only way to do it right is to plan everything in advance and be diligent about minding the smoker. Were cooking for tomorrow, today.
Every pitmaster will tell you he or she has the best methodology for cooking brisket, yet each pitmaster cooks differently. Theres room for self expression in Texas barbecue, but the menu is fairly traditional. Authentic Texas Style Barbecue Is The Art Of Time-Honored, Overnight Wood Smoked Meats.
In the great state of Texas, when it comes to barbecue, there is no grail holier than a slice of brisket or pork shoulder done right. Every single piece of a true Texas style Low and Slow? barbecue done right is a distinct joy in texture and taste. Smoky, supple, tender and melt-in-your-mouth are the terms we use to describe authentic Texas barbecue.
With Texas style barbecue, Low and Slow? is the term that best describes the cooking process. Low and Slow? is key because cuts such as brisket & pork are quite large and must be cooked at low temperatures and over a long period of time. This is done so that the outside is not overcooked and the flavors and juices stay in while the middle of the cut reaches the proper internal temperature.