015 – Grilling vs. BBQing: It’s All Food Ya Dummies


As the guys gear up for their first BBQ competition this Saturday, they find it fitting to discuss the difference between grilling and barbecuing.

What’s Grillin’ Podcast 015 “Grilling vs. BBQing: It’s All Food Ya Dummies” Show Notes:

Joe and Bill are no longer allowed to say, “Slapping the bass.”

Jr. Runner (also known as Joe).

Joe doesn’t have dread locks.

Joe’s drinking Rush River Brewing Company’s Lost Arrow Porter (Beer Advocate).

Bill is texting during the show, but hits the sound bites nicely.

Charpie mixes up Green Flash with Rush River.

Charpie is drinking Brainerd Lake’s IPA. He thinks it’s as good as a chef Boyardee pizza, but not a gourmet pizza.

Brainerd Lakes is brewed and bottled in Monroe, WI not MN, like you may think.

What’s Happenin’

Wisconsin deer signs bother Charpie because they have four legs instead of two.

None of the guys went to the Minnesota State Fair.

Charpie wanted goulash on a stick.

Charpie tried Caduceus – Maynard James Keenan’s wine.

Charpie ate at Manny’s Steak House in downtown Minneapolis with his “business partner?”

Charpie went shopping for swim trunks with his, “business partner.”

Manny’s has a huge colossal lobster tail for $140.

Charpie got the bone in ribeye, and Hummel got the fillet.

The fillet is described by Charpie as a “pillowie beef cloud.”

Smallest ribeye was 24oz largest was 54oz.

Bill once fingered his cheese cake, and it gets weird…

The cheesecake isn’t 3 fingers deep, it’s more like 5.

“After the fisting you took it home and it didn’t fit.”

Hangover 2 sucks; Joe could have written it himself.

The guys are grilling for Choice Financial on September 22nd at the NDSU Bison game.

Joe went to the Bison game, and also grilled tilapia with a grilled peach and corn salad.

Peaches, pears, plums, nectarines and apples all grill up very nicely.

Bill is incoherent and can’t ask a question about shopping for fruit we think.

Mango is the world’s best selling fruit.

Charpie went to his uncle’s for the weekend, had fried turkey and lost to his mom in a chopped competition.

Joe, “If you’re doing it right then you’re busy the whole time.”

The guys enter the ND Barbecue Championship; it will be their first BBQ Competition.

Guys are going to prep this weekend, then hit up the Atmosphere show.

Barbecue and Midwest rap, doesn’t get any better than that.

What’s Grillin’

Grilling vs. Barbecue

“Barbecue” can mean many things. It’s not just low and slow cooking.

Barbecue as a cooking method = low, slow and smoky; Grilling = cooking over fire.

Barbecue chases a flavor profile; while grilling leaves the door wide open for creativity.

Joe is annoyed by people who won’t share their recipes.

Charpie explains how knowing a recipe can make it less magical.

Red Pepper restaurant’s white sauce was amazing until we found out it was mayo, whole milk, salt and pepper.

Smoking = Barbecue (you cannot call something barbecue unless it is flavored in some way with smoke).

The idea that grilling is inferior to barbecuing is bullshit.

You don’t have to choose one or the other! Grilling and barbecue are both awesome.

“So just knock it off, it’s all food you dummies,” says Charpie.

Open fire cooking = everything, both barbecue and grilling.

Both are good, both are awesome.

Quick Tips

Charpie: If you’re grilling a steak you can tell how it’s done by the, “face poke method.” “You got to feel you’re meat.”

Joe: Not all wood is created equal…don’t use just any wood to smoke with. Choose the proper hard wood or fruit wood.

Shout Outs

Thanks to our new Twitter followers!

@FiAirChef (Ann Harris)

@RecessionFamily (Recession Family)

@GrillMasterTour (American GrillMaster)

@TheRealTRome (The Real Tony Rome)

@GrillingHowtos (How to Grill)

@mudmastah (Jack Hartman)

@AttorneyMN Aaron Hall

@kennedy028 (Matt K)

 @siffring tweets, “@grillingaddicts just showed my wife and she said, “Is that @grahamelliot?” Consider yourself complimented. :)”

@comedante tweets, “Gateway to Fall. Hilarious! @grillingaddicts”


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