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Jan 7, 2014 06:07 AM

Does ordering "outside brown" have a downside?

I read here about asking for outside brown when ordering Lexington style BBQ, for crispy texture and flavorful seasoning. Do those advantages trade off with moistness? (If not, why doesn't everyone order outside brown all the time? In which case, I'd think it wouldn't persist as a thing one could order...)

As a visitor, I won't have unlimited opportunities to sample and hone in on my preferences, so optimize my BBQ, please!

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  1. Its just personal preference. And typically, you don't get all outside brown, just some. The rest will still be moist.

    1. Yes, there is a trade-off between flavor and moisture/tenderness with outside brown. That's why, as carolinadawg points out, it's mixed into regular chopped pork.

      1. You can ask for just a few bites, on the side.

        1. Native Lexingtonian here. :) Agree with the other posters, they'll just mix it in.