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Texas Barbecue Masterclass

The class for people who are already familiar with indirect cooking or smoking, and who want to take their barbecue to the next level. In this class, taught by competition-winning barbecue chef Lap-fai Lee, we tackle more technically challenging dishes like brisket, though the prism of Central Texan style of barbecue.

In this class we cook and eat:

  • Brisket - epitome of Texas barbecue, and one of the most challenging cuts to cook well - you'll be smoking them with style and confidence.
  • Hot Links - one of the real arts of barbecue is making your own smoked sausages and Texas-style hot links are some of the best. We'll learn to do them properly: stuffing, linking, smoking and eating.
  • Lockhart Pork Chops - the ultimate pork chops like they cook in Lockhart, Texas. Includes trimming down a whole joint, making rubs and sauces, mopping and finishing.
  • Classic sides - probably the finest Texas-style sides east of the Atlantic.

During the classes we discuss:

  • Selection and preparation of meats
  • Choice of fuel and woods for smoking
  • Use of rubs, marinades and mops
  • Barbecue set up (both ceramic barbecues like Big Green Egg and kettle barbecues like Weber grills)
  • Correct cooking and resting

We prepare the ingredients as a group and participants work in pairs to to look after each barbecue, 2 people to a barbecue. The barbecues we use for this class are Kamado Joe's Classic Joe (which is equivalent in size to a large Big Green Egg) and ProQ Excel Elite (bullet-shaped smoker) and Weber's Mastertouch 57cm. If you wish to learn using one of these models in particular please contact us before booking the class as the numbers of certain barbecues may be limited on the day of the class.

What we provide:

  • Tea, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival
  • All the ingredients and fuel for the class (we do not want you to go hungry!)
  • A barbecue per 2 participants
  • Notes and recipes for you to keep (normally electronic format, printed copies available on request)
  • Alcoholic drinks - available to purchase

Class dates

Our 2019 class dates have not yet been released - they will be launching later in January. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and and we will let you know when our 2019 dates are available. Gift vouchers for our 2019 season can be bought online now.

Important information

  • Classes can be cancelled/rearranged up to 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that cancellation/rebooking fees are payable, unless we can fill your space.
  • Advanced written warning of any food allergies or dietary requirements is needed.
  • Participants are required to wear flat, closed sole footwear for the class.
  • Classes are only for participants aged 16 or older. Participants aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult participant for the duration of the class.
Other terms and conditions apply, full details are here.