I know we've had discussion after discussion of what is "real" bbq and what is not.
But are there some things that no matter the generation, need to be passed on or "protected" regarding bbq'n? Saw a thread on here (not sure which board) about how a Texas tradition of places making their own sausage is disappearing. The thread also talked about how the media is defining "BBQ" to a mass of people and in many cases it is simply putting bbq sauce on something.
I've watched some shows on tv regarding bbq and my wife has to calm me down because what they are calling "BBQ" is throwing hot dogs on a propane grill and warming them up.
I know there will be differing opinions and that is a good thing. But what are your thoughts about keeping some form of "integrity" about bbq'n not letting it get too far from it's primitive beginnings?