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Definition: Mop

A barbeque term referring to a wet sauce that's applied to meat with brushes or spray bottles to ensure moisture while cooking. It usually contains some form of acidity - such as lemon juice or vinegar - to tenderize the meat.

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redsugar redsugar 9 years
LOL! I misread "some kind of acidity" as "activity" and that had me thinking beer drinking.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
thanks scarrie. thats awesome. i didn't realize they used actual mops. cool.
scarrie scarrie 9 years
I think the term "Mop" comes from how big BBQ pit masters use an actual trimmed mop to coat the meat. You can get mini versions at kitchen stores :) we prefer a silicone brush though.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Basting Im guessing is reapplying the juices that come from the meat during the cooking process. I had no idea this term existed. Cool! That chicken looks soooooo good!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
what happened to basting? is that not basting?
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