Although I’ve done lots of grilling (fast and hot) I’ve not done much real BBQ (low and slow). A recent post by bsc had this very intriguing picture of something called a Bacon Explosion.
I think this has put me over the edge, I’m going to purchase a smoker so I can make one of these for the next pot luck I attend. I envision the meat lovers offering rave reviews, and the vegetarians shaking their heads in disbelief.
The problem is that most BBQ depends on sauces and rubs containing lots of sugar, molasses or HFCS.
Actually most of the time if I’m consuming some brisket, say, I’ll leave off the sauce, preferring to not hide the smokey flavor. But the Bacon explosion would seem to need a rub at a minimum.
Does any one use a rub without any sweetener? If you use a sweetener what type of artificial sweetner do you use. I use stevia will that work? Please share your carb friendly sauce or rub recipes, or just general BBQ tips.
Also, I’ve always thought I’d get a drum smoker with a side mounted smoke box but reading reviews people seem to love the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker which is an upright design which incorporates a pan of water between the fire and the meat to keep things cool and help moisten the meat. Any recommendations concerning smokers or other BBQ essentials would be much appreciated.