BBQ INTERVIEW – Jordan Jackson – Bodacious Mobberly – Longview, TX (EXCLUSIVE)



“Barbeque”! Words originates from words “barabicu”, which to the TaĆ­no people in the Caribbean islands implied “sacred fire pit”. We are most definitely on spiritual ground today. If we can get in.

What is BBQ? I think BARBEQUE is something that’s cooked over a real-time fire, to ensure that could include cooking, sluggish offset cooking, cooking in the ground, food preparation whole hogs over coals, any one of those kinds of things I call BBQ, but for me on an individual level, it’s a German/Czech design, counter cooking.” I experiment regularly, at the end of the day feel trumps black and white number or equation you could possibly have.

If something’s not tender, it’s simply not tender, if something’s dry, it’s simply as well completely dry. The science behind these things how wood burns, how airflow works, if you start thinking about fluid dynamics inside of a cooker, then science has a pretty huge part of it.

I believe good BARBEQUE is a balance in between science and also all-natural gut impulse. Food preparation is really simply thermodynamics and chemistry, yet tastier.

Inside the cigarette smoker, air molecules are walking around really swiftly thanks to that fire, they’re vibrating all insane, as well as when they smack right into the brisket, they transfer that energy to the meat, either adding chemical reactions or raising the temperature. Meat browns when it cooks, whether it’s straight warmth like a steak or reduce like BARBEQUE. Heat breaks healthy proteins down into amino acids, which after that react with sugars to develop molecular deliciousness, which happens to be brownish.

It’s not caramelization, it’s something called the Maillard reaction. It began with whole pets, you would market what you can and after that whatever was left, as a method of preservation, you would BBQ stuff on Sundays For us to completely understand the science of BBQ, we need to know a little about the hunk of meat we’re cooking. Meat in general is muscle, which is primarily protein, fat, some minerals and vitamins, and whole lot of water.

Brisket comes from across chest area of cow, right here, and since cattle don’t have collarbones like us, this muscle has to support more than half their body weight.

That means it’s got a lot of three things: hard-working muscle, fat, and connective tissue. It’s basically the opposite of filet mignon. If we apply the right kind of science, those three things can come together like Voltron to make something very tasty.

So at the end of the day you want it to be tender, juicy, good bark, with good fat render. Some of you might not want to hear this, but making good BBQ is like making Jell-O.

Ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, all cuts of meat that have tons of connective tissue, the molecular glue that supports all those muscle fibers. Collagen, one of the proteins in connective tissue, can make up a quarter of all the protein in a mammal’s body.

Cook ’em fast, and those proteins snap up tight like rubber bands, they have the texture of them too. If you cook them slow, they melt. Its long protein chains break down and water works its way in when collagen is heated slowly and held there for hours (and hours).

That’s what makes good BBQ so tender inside. BBQ cuts also have a good amount of fat.

These have much higher melting points than unsaturated fats like, say, vegetable or olive oil you have in your kitchen, because those straight triglyceride tails are stable, packed nice and close.

As we heat these saturated fats up, slowly, we can disrupt those hydrogen bonds and turn to liquid, called rendering. Together, melting collagen to gelatin and liquefying fat make the meat OH SO TENDER.

Did they have ovens back in the early days, coming up through Mexico? No you dug a hole in the ground, you buried a head, on coals, you cooked on a fire.

That gets into a whole other thing too, how you’re using wood, green wood, dry wood, post oak, hickory, mesquite, pecan, any of these different kinds of woods they all taste different, they all cook different. The hardwoods used in BBQ smoke have lots of cellulose and lignin.

When burnt slowly, cellulose caramelizes into sugar molecules that flavor the meat.

And lignin is converted into all kinds of aromatic chemicals that flavor the meat, and can even act as chemical preservatives. You just can’t have brisket, or any BBQ, without that beautiful smoke ring. Now THIS is some cool chemistry! Or hot chemistry.

Meat starts out pink because it’s full of oxygen-carrying molecule called myoglobin. Well, BBQ smoke contains gases like carbon monoxide and nitric oxide, made by burning wood.

That gas diffuse into the edges of the meat, bind to the myoglobin in place of oxygen.

It’s not just heat, it’s not just the temperature on a gauge, it’s how the smoke is coming out of the smokestack, it’s how a piece of wood if it flames up and dies out real quick, it’s about a heat curve, how long is it gon na last, are you forcing a piece of wood to do something it doesn’t want to do? You can’t really make a piece of meat do what you want it to do, you can only guide it to do what you think you want it to do.

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EPISODE 37: In this episode I chat with Jordan Jackson from Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Mobberly Ave. in Longview, Texas: https://bodaciousmobberly.com
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodacious_bbq_mobberly
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBodaciousBBQ
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bodaciousonmobberly
Jordan’s ‘Brisket and Chill’ t-shirt is available here: http://hoodoobrownbbq.com/new-products/brisket-and-chill-t-shirt

EPISODE 37: In this episode I chat with Jordan Jackson from Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Mobberly Ave. in Longview, Texas: https://bodaciousmobberly.com
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodacious_bbq_mobberly
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheBodaciousBBQ
Bodacious Bar-B-Q on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bodaciousonmobberly
Jordan’s ‘Brisket and Chill’ t-shirt is available here: http://hoodoobrownbbq.com/new-products/brisket-and-chill-t-shirt

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