Eastern NC barbeque spots share their secrets

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AYDEN, N.C. (WNCT)- The experts from Skylight Inn Barbeque and Bum’s Barbeque agreed on one thing when it comes to great meat, patience.

Sam Jones from Skylight Inn Barbeque said, “when you’re cooking barbeque you have to slow things down a notch”

Larry Dennis from Bum’s Barbeque described his process as low and slow. Two of the best pit masters in eastern North Carolina recommended that barbeque should be prepared on wood, and not seasoned until after the meat is fully cooked.

Dennis said, “from our stand point simpler is better, so we just put vinegar, salt, and pepper.”

Barbeque can be prepared on the grill, but its not the same, according to the barbeque experts. Barbeque should be cooked at around 225 degrees and it is done if the internal temperature is 175 degrees. If cooking barbeque at home, give yourself plenty of time.

“When you get in a hurry, that’s when your going to screw your meat up, and thats also when accidents occur, and end up resulting in someone getting hurt,” Jones said.

Both barbeque places are in Ayden.

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