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Hey wait – summer ain’t over yet, don’t you dare put those grills away! There’s still time for a few more backyard cookouts, and who better to teach you the ins and outs of a summer barbecue your friends and family will never forget than a couple of Southern rock legends who know barbecue like they know “Free Bird”? That’s right, y’all – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s own Rickey Medlock, Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zant sat down with Fuse and were kind enough to offer up some seriously juicy tips for a summer shindig that’s sure to make you the talk of the town!
Fun Fact: In the South, barbecue is more than just a style of cooking – it’s a subculture with wide variation between regions, and fierce rivalry for titles at barbecue competitions.
From making sure you’ve got the right cuts of meat – brisket is a big favorite according to Johnny, and you can never go wrong with a good slab of ribs – to Rickey stressing the importance of cooking your meat “Slow and low, just make sure that you baste it real good, make sure it’s tender – y’know, where it falls off the bone!”, there’s a little something for every barbecue fan of every skill level in this short little video; they even tell you some of the hot spots in Florida and Tennessee to snag some takeout if you don’t feel like slaving over a hot grill!
Fair warning, though; if you’re looking for tips on how to serve up a mean barbecue veggie burger, you may be barking up the wrong tree. Happy grillin’ y’all!