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  • Huskee
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    • May 2014
    • 15419
    • central MI, USA
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      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
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      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

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    POLL: Barbecue or Barbeque?

    So which is it?

    Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) uses a "q". Many other reputable establishments prefer a "c". But, you can't go wrong with "BBQ", right?

    Vote for your preferred spelling, and tell us where you're from too (general location like NE USA, or Japan, for instance, specifics not required necessarily) so we can see if there's any regional patterns.
    62
    Barbecue
    35.48%
    22
    Barbeque
    25.81%
    16
    Bar-B-Q
    3.23%
    2
    BBQ, duh!
    30.65%
    19
    Other
    4.84%
    3
  • Steve R.
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 2462
    • Elizabethtown, KY
    • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

    #2
    This reminds me of the scene in 16 Candles where Long Duk Dong is trying quiche for the first time and Grandpa Fred tells him "Well you don't spell it, son, you eat it."

    I spell it with a "cue", but I sometimes abbreviate as BBQ Hadn't really thought that much about it, honestly. I'm in Kentucky.
    Last edited by Steve R.; August 16, 2017, 01:53 PM.

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    • Craigar
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1117
      • Papillion, NE
      • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
        * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
        * - Slow 'N Sear
        * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
        * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
        * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
        * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
        * - Thermoworks Dot
        * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
        * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
        * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
        * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
        * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
        * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

      #3
      All of the above, but voted for Barbecue - from Nebraska.

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      • jgg85234
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 738
        • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
        • *Cooking Equipment
          Kamado Joe Classic in Eucalyptus Table (2016)
          Kamado Joe Joetisserie (2017)
          Weber 22.5" Kettle (K Date Code - 1988) Wooden handles/wood side table
          Adrenaline BBQ Company Slow n Sear #61
          Adrenaline BBQ Company Drip n Griddle
          Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5" (2014)
          *Controllers
          Flame Boss 200
          *Thermometers
          Thermapen MK4 (Red)
          Thermopop (Red)
          Thermoworks TW8060 with grill and meat probes
          *Favorite Whisky - Knockando Speyside Single Malt
          *Favorite Red Wine - Clos du Bois Marlstone
          *Favorite White Wine - Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
          *Favorite Beer - Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar in the US) frisch vom fass
          *Favorites to grill - New York Strips or Top Sirloins, pizzas are fun too
          *Favorites to smoke - Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs, Pork Butts, Standing Rib Roast, Strip Loin Roast, Tri-Tip, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Loin, Cornish Hens

        #4
        It's barbecue and here's the proof.

        Words that end with the Q sound are spelled cue (rescue, miscue)
        Words that end with the K sound are spelled que (physique, torque)

        BBQ for me

        Best regards,
        Jim
        Last edited by jgg85234; August 16, 2017, 10:42 AM. Reason: Sure, after all that I put barbeque into the first sentence. Or, maybe a spell checker did it. It was intended to say barbecue.

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        • ComfortablyNumb
          ComfortablyNumb commented
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          So do you pronounce it bar-be-kay?

        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          That makes too much sense, Jim! Ha!

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          I wondered lol,
      • bardsleyque
        Club Member
        • Oct 2015
        • 655
        • Snoqualmie Wa.

        #5
        bardsleyque duh from Chicago live in gray N.W.

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        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          😁!
      • Huskee
        Administrator
        • May 2014
        • 15419
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
          • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
          • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

          Thermometers
          • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
          • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
          • Thermapen MkII, orange
          • ThermoPop, yellow
          • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
          • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
          • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
          • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

          Accessories
          • Instant Pot 6qt
          • Anova Bluetooth SV
          • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
          • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
          • BBQ Dragon
          • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
          • Weber grill topper
          • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
          • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
          • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

          Beverages
          • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
          • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
          • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
          • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
          • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
          • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
          • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

          About me
          Real name: Aaron
          Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

          Occupation:
          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        #6
        I think the "q" spelling came from phonetics- cue sounds like Q. Thus BBQ or Bar-B-Q. I think that spilled over into spelling it babeque in some cases. I have only anecdotal proof (my thoughts!) though. I could be way off.

        I wonder if CandySueQ knows why KCBS sticks with "Barbeque"?

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        • ComfortablyNumb
          ComfortablyNumb commented
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          If there was a way to like comments I'd be clicking the 'thumb up' on that one EdF

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Very true, both of you! EdF ComfortablyNumb English is like someone who adds 1/8tsp more salt and calls the recipe their own original.

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Lol!
      • ifican
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 55

        #7
        This has already been long figured out...

        http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_articles/...e_history.html

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        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Yes. Just looking for everyone's anecdotal preference.
      • ComfortablyNumb
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 3451
        • Northeast Washington
        • KBQ C-60
          PK360
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermopop
          Thermoworks Dot

        #8
        California transplant living in NE Washington state near the Canadian border that uses English like a Brit votes 'barbecue'. I cite this article:

        https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-spell-barbecue-335482

        Barbeque is French inspired, and we all know how Brits and Canadians feel about the French.....

        BTW, you forgot 'babracot' circa 1892 and 'barbacue' circa 1834.

        http://grammarist.com/spelling/barbecue-barbeque/

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        • kmhfive
          Club Member
          • Mar 2017
          • 2988
          • Northern Illinois
          • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
            Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
            Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
            GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
            Maverick ET-733
            Fireboard
            Home-brewer

          #9
          Grew up in Mississippi, but lived all over the east coast. Use a c.

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 4970
            • Winchester TN
            • Hardware
              Blackstone 36” Griddle.
              Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
              Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
              DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
              Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
              Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
              GrillGrates.
              Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
              ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

              Consumables / Favorites
              KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
              Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
              SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
              MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

            #10
            Barbecue. Tennessee. BBQ is fine too.

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            • cmiller0711
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 126
              • Atoka TN

              #11
              Barbeque. Memphis TN

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              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6424
                • Colorado
                • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                  > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                  > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                  > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                  > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                  to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                  > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                  > Thermoworks Smoke
                  > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                  > Thermoworks Thermapen
                  > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                  > Anova sous vide circulator
                  > Searzall torch
                  > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                #12
                "Barbecue" ... and I've lived in too many places on this planet to attribute the spelling to any one of them.

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                • tbob4
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 2511
                  • Chico, CA
                  • BBQ's
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                    Santa Maria Grill
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                    Beer
                    _______________________
                    Sierra Nevada IPA

                    Wood
                    _______________________
                    Almond
                    Oak
                    Madrone
                    Cherry
                    Peach
                    Apple

                  #13
                  For me - California - it's BBQ. It is just too easy to make signs and other decorative stuff with the three letters. I remember a poll here before that had fun responses. Before answering, of course I went to my references (cookbooks) and the Weber book was right next to the KCBS book. Q for KCBS and C for Weber. I also think that it you said "I'm out Q'ing" it would refer to grilling/smoking. If you were out "Cueing" you would be playing pool. Now throw the tomatoes at me for that stupid analogy.

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
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                    Totally get it! Or waiting in line at Cedar Point, you're queueing. Or queueueueueing. Something like that.
                • Willy
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 1867
                  • High Desert of the Great Southwest

                  #14
                  BBQ fer shure, but sometimes just "Q" is sufficient. I'm in the high desert of the great SW.

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                  • Mudkat
                    Club Member
                    • Feb 2017
                    • 2088
                    • At a river near me, MD
                    • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                      Weber 22" Kettel
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                      Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                      Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                      Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                      Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                      Weber 22 Grill Grates
                      Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

                    #15
                    Gotta have "Q" in BBQ! BBQ for me. I am not from Japan.

                    MD

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