Recently Dizzy Pig owner and pitmaster Chris Capell was asked to answer his take on barbecue sauce. The questions and responses were so valuable, we thought we’d include them as Dizzy Tips for this edition of Dizzy News.
Question: Chris, Please explain your saucing techniques. For instance with ribs, do you sauce before or after you put the ribs in the foil wrap and do you finish over a flame?
Chris: I like to sauce just before serving. Occasionally I will caramelize the sauce onto the meat, but most of the time I just want something to give the meat some sheen and prepare the palate.
Question: When it comes to your sauces, I imagine you have a "mother sauce" that has been tweaked and refined.read more
The Dizzy Pig crew travelled south to Stone Mountain Park, site of this year's Eggtoberfest and largest gathering of EGGheads...enthusiasts of Big Green Egg® cookers. Similar to DizzyFest, but on a much larger scale, Eggtoberfest hosted 4,000 attendees who were treated to great food in a great atmosphere. read more
Dizzcovery Cooked Up Pork Butt and Brisket, – September 28, 2013
True barbecue involves the slow cooking of tough cuts of meat, and Dizzy Pig owner and pitmaster Chris Capell covered the basics of cooking two classics: Pork Shoulder and Beef Brisket. read more
Smokin Hot Atlantic City BBQ, Atlantic City, NJ – October 5th and 6th, 2013
Coming off a recent grand championship, and having a phenomenal track record in New Jersey, the Dizzy Pig team trekked up to Atlantic City to compete in the big money contest against 85 teams. We liked our chances at coming home with at least a piece of the $50 grand, but it was not to be! read more
Saturday, September 28th, the Dizzy Pig crew was out participating in Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival in downtown Manassas. We signed up last minute and decided we’d participate as a vendor. We had a perfect 70 degree day with slight breeze and festival participants were enjoying the barbecue from local teams competing for cash and prizes and great craft beers from two mobile beer trucks dispensing samples. read more
The weather in late September here in Northern Virginia is worth all the heat and humidity of the summer.