View Full Version : Help with BBQ terms/language

04-10-2013, 10:44 AM
My team, Que and a Half Men are going to be published in a local magazine and they are asking for a little help with BBQ terms and language. Knowing my fellow brethren, I think it would be fun for us all to contribute... Sooo.... Here is the request:

We thought it would be fun to make a list of BBQ terms/language that are used often that people might not know. Are there any terms/slang that is used in BBQ prep/talk/contests.... like maybe definition of pitmaster, and terms used when judging, preparing meat, etc.. things like that. If there are a few, please let me know!

04-10-2013, 10:58 AM
ROFL. I think Pitmaster T's thread on "funk" would be perfect for this if anybody would care to throw up a link to it!

04-10-2013, 11:00 AM
Parrothead's thread on BBQ acronyms might be fertile ground for ideas for you to use


04-10-2013, 11:00 AM
We have a list of common acronyms...


04-10-2013, 11:01 AM


04-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Nevermind. Found it!
Forgot I had e-mailed it to myself.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57130&page=4 (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57130&page=4)

The Legends

Salt = George Clinton
Sugar = Little Richard
Brown Sugar = James Brown
Garlic (Specify Powder or Minced) = Prince
Onion (Specify Powder or Minced) = Rick James
Black Pepper = Larry Graham
Red Pepper or Cayenne = Bootsy Collins
Paprika = Tina Turner
Bell Pepper = Archie Bell
Corn Syrup (Dark only – there is no light) = Jackie Wilson
Mustard (Specify Powder or Prepared) = Fred Wesley
Worcestershire Sauce = Sir Duke
Bacon = B. B. King
Ketchup = Sly Stone
Chili Powder = Carlos Santana
Lemon Juice = Chubby Checker
Mayonnaise = Michael Jackson
Apple Cider Vinegar = Aretha Franklin
Ginger = Teena Marie
Butter = George Benson
Peach = Francine Barker
Richard Pryor = Coke
Billy D. Williams = Colt 45 or Equivalent
Olive oil = Jesse Johnson (NOT Frank Sinatra as suggested by by thirdeye 2-21-09)

To Smoke = Smokey Robinson
To Roast Dark = Closet and Some Sam Cooke
Time of Cook Morris Day = Hours
The Time = Minutes
To Boil = Mother Popcorn
To Simmer = Philup Bailey
To Chill = Cold Sweat
To Sautee = Flashlight
Honey = Golden Color
To Blend = Make it Funky
To Baste or Mop = Do the Camel Walk
To Marinate Overnight = Boogie Night
Spoiled or nasty as in the opposite of Funky (Good) = James Taylor
To Rest = Hit It and Quit
Close the High Hat Up = Put on a Lid
Back off your Mics (Microphones) = Lower the Heat