I share BBQ Bandits appreciation of the Brethren, that is for sure.
I do fall afoul of what most folks here believe however. I am willing to allow that good BBQ is what the person doing the eating enjoys. Plain and simple, if they enjoy eating cooked meat and loads of sauce, then more power to them, they will likely not love my BBQ, but, they love someone's BBQ and that is all that matters. I love the act of cooking, in some ways, more than the act of eating it. Most of all, I love feeding people, which rewards me a great deal. I still cook the best I can based upon my taste, but, I enjoy most when my friends and loved ones enjoy my food.
That being said, there are a couple of places out here, that serve awful meat, or mediocre meat, but, folks love the sauce. For them, that is BBQ, so be it. When one of these folks tells me they loved my ribs, but, I should go to XXX place and try their ribs, the sauce is sooo good, that is their opinion, and just as valid as my own. Who am I to tell the world what is, or is not, real BBQ?
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."