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Demystifying Barbeque Workshop in Raymond

April 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learning the Secrets to Smoking Success. A workshop for anyone wanting to learn more about barbeque, including meat selection, seasoning, setting up a smoker for success, and secrets to mouth-watering barbeque.

Cost: Free, donations appreciated.
Limit: 15 participants
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Join Dr. Colt W. Knight, Assistant Extension Professor and State Livestock Specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Southpaw Meat Market to learn the secrets of great BBQ. Participants will learn about meat selection, how to apply seasonings, and smoke meat on a variety of different smokers. Don’t have a smoker? No problem, Dr. Knight will show you how to use common charcoal or propane grills to get the authentic pit fire flavor. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice preparing dry rubs from scratch, learn proper trimming to ensure even cooking, and how to plate and serve your barbeque like a pro. Don’t worry, everyone will have the opportunity to sample some mouth-watering ribs and chicken straight off the pit.

Topics Covered:
Setting up your smoker
Dealing with inclement weather
Wood, charcoal, and fuel selection for your smoker
What meat makes the best barbeque
What temperature should you smoke different cuts of meat
What internal temperature is best for different kinds of meat
How to prepare dry rubs and barbeque sauces
The secret to preparing tender and moist barbeque
How to deal with envious friends and family after learning to smoke serious barbeque

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, call Melissa Babcock at 207.581.2788 or 1.800.287.7170 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests from accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request; however, all requests will be considered.


Southpaw Meat Markekt
1233 Roosevelt Trail #12
Raymond, ME 04071 United States


Melissa Babcock