A good friend sent me this pic of a pig roast he did for new years. I let him know how jealous I was that I wasn't invited. But, to be fair, he lives in San Diego, so, it wasn't practical for me to be there. Anyway, I thought I'd share the pic.
Notice that this is a pig roast not a pig BBQ. BBQ requires the coals to be under the pig so the smoke can be a part of the cook. When you put the meat to the side of the fire, you are roasting, not barbecuing. Did the cover over the coals direct smoke over the meat? Perhaps, but it's more of a roast than a BBQ. If the cover extended over the meat too, then I'd probably say that's BBQ for sure.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Thanks for looking!