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I picked up ribs for 108 souls today from Big Jim the pit meister. (You can find him at if you want.)

Jim had his assistant smearing a concoction on the finished rib slabs, just before he cut them into singles for my order.

I said "What's that mop you're putting on there?"

He said, "It ain't no mop. It's paint!"

It was a solution of brown sugar, vinegar, and yellow mustard. The assistant slathered it on with a big paint brush, and Jim went to whacking the ribs. Quick time.

First I ever heard that term. Maybe the first I ever heard that saucing technique.

Not a conventional BBQ sauce? Or am I missing something?

Whatever the case, it's a simple and very good little trick. Cool
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