Mastering the Texas Crutch – What is it and When Should I Use It?

An important technique to understand if you cook low and slow, the Texas Crutch can reduce cooking times and preserve moisture when you hit “the stall” during a long smoking session.

They say patience is a virtue. As a parent, I say it’s essential. If you aren’t prepared for “Are we there yet?” on long car rides and “Is dinner ready yet?” every night, you won’t last long before going right off the deep end.

Patience is also essential if you want to master barbecuing and smoking. For example, you can’t keep lifting the lid to see if “it’s done yet.” If you’re looking, you ain’t cooking, is something else “they” say.

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