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What exactly is the difference between barbecue and grilling? Some people think barbecue is a sauce, or anything that comes off the grill, but technically, barbecue is a method of cooking just like grilling is. The only difference is the length of time and the amount of heat.
Long, low, and slow. The low temperature and the resulting length of time the meat is cooked allows for the food to soak up the smoke and rub flavors, and to become very tender and moist. Think ribs, pork shoulder, and brisket as barbecue.
This is the method with which most people are familiar. It is the method of cooking food hot and fast on your grill. Burgers, chicken, steak, and seafood are typically grilled, but you can also grill vegetables and even fruit.
Barbecue v. Cookout
When a Southerners says "Y'all come on over for a BBQ!" it means you're going to be chowing down on juice ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and the traditional sides of coleslaw, banana pudding, and tea (the sweet version, of course). Northerners tend to use the "BBQ" term for what Southerners usually consider a cookout-hot dogs and burgers.
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The simplest explanation is that barbecue is low and slow, while grilling is hot and fast. Additionally, barbecue relies on indirect heat, while grilling typically puts the food directly over the coals. The term “smoking” is also commonly used when referring to barbecue.
Some, especially those on the competition barbecue circuit, are quite passionate about evangelizing this distinction. You might be too, if you spent upwards of 12 hours or more to create a masterpiece only to be categorized with an average backyard joe who spent 45 minutes with a gas grill.
While many still use the words interchangeably, more and more of us are respecting the difference. It makes things clearer for all of us.
In California the terms “grill” and “barbecue” are used interchangeably. This is incorrect and nutsmaking to barbecue aficionados. The confusion is compounded when the same piece of equipment is used at home for grilling and barbecue. The two cooking methods are radically different.
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