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Quiz: So You Think You’re A Pitmaster

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1. Blue smoke is the best tasting smoke. To make blue smoke:



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2. The best time to salt a steak is:



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3. If you open the lid for 3 minutes during cooking you slow the cooking by how much?



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Published On: 8/6/2013 Last Modified: 8/9/2021

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  • Meathead - Founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, Meathead is known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

 

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