There is a big difference between grilling and barbecue. Grilling involves cooking over direct heat, usually for a short amount of time. Barbecue is all about low and slow—low heat for a long time. If you’ve only ever had experience with the grill, today is your day to make the leap with a little help from Ray Lampe, AKA Dr. BBQ.
According to Lampe there are three things you need to achieve great barbecue: good quality meats and spices, good quality equipment, and a lot of patience. For more help getting started with barbecue, check out his new book Slow Fire: The Beginner’s Guide to Lip-Smacking Barbecue.