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Does ordering "outside brown" have a downside?

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fleenshop Jan 7, 2014 06:07 AM

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!

  1. carolinadawg Jan 7, 2014 06:17 AM

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

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      bbqme Jan 7, 2014 10:20 PM

      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. AreBe Jan 8, 2014 08:06 AM

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

        1. l
          libeerian Jan 8, 2014 10:02 AM

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

          1. f
            fleenshop Jan 9, 2014 07:04 AM

            Thanks, all!

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