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View Poll Results: Which step is a Priority to master before you go to the next step
Appearance (not Presentation) Bark, Smoke Ring, Trimming Etc. 1 1.47%
Moisture 8 11.76%
Glaze and Sauce (for KCBS types) The placing of this might help people better define priorities. 0 0%
Taste 45 66.18%
Texture 14 20.59%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 01-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Polling Priorities #2- What Traits do we Conquer First?

Now I need the brethren to make the order of priority for the basic traits of good bbq.


Alphabetically listed they are.

Appearance - Bark, Smoke Ring - All the things that matter before you even think about slicing and placing parsley all around it. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESENTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glazes and Sauces - Hey I got to include this because to some, its damn important. However I want to see where this places.

Moisture - Juicy, dry, etc. Almost a Universal definition - nobody wants dry.

Taste - This is all over the scale.

Texture - Primarily there are only a couple of variables preferences for slicing concerns and even misconceptions about being overcooked but once again, the poll is merely for preference.


PLEASE INDICATE WITH YOUR VOTE AND COMMENTS WHETHER YOU PREFERED GOOD BBQ TO EATFOR THE MASSES - OR - BBQ TO PLACE AND WIN FOR THE JUDGES.
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taste
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I voted "BBQ TO EAT" in the last poll"
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Taste - I voted "BBQ To Win" in the last poll.
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taste
texture
moisture
appearance
I'd go...

taste
moisture
texture
appearance

I don't care about the texture as much, if the meat is too dry, it won't be good eatin'.
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you can have some terrible lookin bbq that tastes AMAZING but u can also get the most picture perfect lookin bbq and taste like you know what. i try and shoot for a little of both, make a tasty baby lmao
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Texture... first thing.

Already had enough great tasting brickettes and shoe leather....
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I voted appearance you eat with your eyes and sense of smell first, if it looks good and smells good you are more willing to eat it, if it looks and smells like alpo... well you dont want that.
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Wow I didn't expect so many wrong answers. That is a joke okay.
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I was a cook for the masses in the first poll. And texture in this one. Something can taste great but be too tough to chew. Nothing can fix a rib that just won't let go of the bone though. If it's tender and not mushy, a little sauce can bring up the taste.
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For the masses in first poll.

I went with moisture here. Reasoning? Since frequently moisture is related to injecting, as is taste, my thinking is to get the moisture right, then make taste adjustments, texture...
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For the masses

Texture is # 1

Getting the right consistency of the meat is important.. learning how to build the bark while keeping the interior at the perfect doneness.
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Wow.
After I voted, i was shocked to see taste be so far ahead.
We are talking BBQ right?

BBQ is all about moisture.

If you can take a fairly inexpensive meat, cook it low & slow, and make a juicy gourmet piece of meat out of it, you have successfully created Q.

Moisture determines texture & taste.
If you nail moisture, then you nail texture (& taste with many, many varying varieties of taste of course), now you need to work on appearance.

Glaze is part of appearance, sauce is part of taste (in some parts of the country ) & appearance

So to me:
Moisture
Texture
Taste
Appearance
Glaze & sauces (if you must)
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Moisture determines texture & taste.
If you nail moisture, then you nail texture (& taste with many, many varying varieties of taste of course),

I disagree that moisture determines texture and even less taste..

You can boil your ribs, steam them in foil for part of the cook, or have chicken sit in a butter bath or those stupid muffin pans everyone is going crazy over.....

they will all likely be "moist"... but you will not have great texture and maybe not taste as that has more variables.
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It is a funny argument for me, as coming from a culinary background that puts an emphasis on aesthetics for food, the idea that appearance, taste, texture and preparation can be separated is somewhat foreign to me. As a child, even if we ate family style, at my grandmother's house, food was arranged, the table was always set, food and condiments were presented. The appearance of the food was as important as any other element. The tradition being that we eat with our eyes first.

Yet, I choose taste given the task to break them apart. It seems to me, that the flavors are going to drive the decision to keep eating, even as a texture eater. No matter how texturally attractive, I am just not gonna eat something that tastes bad. And what of aroma?
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