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  • MeatMonster
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    • Mar 2017
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    • Ellon, Aberdeenshire
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      GMG Jim Bowie
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      Boomerang 3 Burner Grill

    Best bread for Q

    Hi

    What would you say are the best breads to surround our Q? Particularly for pulled beef and pork?

    If I want something robust enough to take the meat and sauce and not fall to bits quickly, but be a great texture?

    Cheers.

  • tRidiot
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    • Dec 2015
    • 660
    • NE OK
    • Traeger BBQ124
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      Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

    #2
    Hard to say... for sammies I usually use storebought buns. Ciabatta might be good, eh?

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    • Steve R.
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      • Jul 2016
      • 1850
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

      #3
      I've tried just about every bread and bun you can think of. Call me crazy, but store bought hamburger buns or white loaf bread work for me.

      Admittedly, it's all about the meat, in my mind. So I don't want sauce and bread trying to take center stage, but that's just me.

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      • jgg85234
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 733
        • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
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        #4
        Usually use the King’s Hawaiian Dinner rolls. Stands up well to the sauces, tastes good and somehow makes the meats stretch to more people. Must be the smaller size 😏😏😏

        Best regards,

        Jim

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        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          How about King’s Hawaiian Hamburger buns .... love β€˜em

        • tRidiot
          tRidiot commented
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          I've always hated the King's Hawaiian stuff. I can't stand a sweet bread, for some reason, even though most everyone else I know loves them.

        • 6th Borough BBQ
          6th Borough BBQ commented
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          I thought I was the only one who did this! - Guess not!
      • DWCowles
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        • Jul 2014
        • 9746
        • Smiths Grove, Ky
        • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

        #5
        Store bought hamburger buns work for me also.

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        • Pirate Scott
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          • Mar 2017
          • 1339
          • Clay, New York
          • - Plain old Charbroil Charcoal Grill
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          #6
          Kaiser or Brioche Buns

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          • tRidiot
            tRidiot commented
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            Brioche, that's what I was thinking of. Even better choice.
        • Reds Fan 5
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          • Sep 2014
          • 232
          • Western Springs, IL
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          #7
          Store bought buns for me, too.

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          • EdF
            EdF
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            • Jul 2016
            • 3140
            • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
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            #8
            Any undistracting bread that holds together for me!

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            • Troutman
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              • Aug 2017
              • 6272
              • Republic of Texallence

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              #9
              I’m kind of old school, good old thick cut white bread

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              • gwschenk
                Club Member
                • Aug 2015
                • 179
                • Sierra Madre, Calif.
                • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5", Weber kettle 22", Thermoworks Thermopop and DOT

                #10
                I like white bread variation #3 from The Bread Baker's Apprentice. It's an easy recipe and so much better than anything you'll buy at the store. And as long as you're standing around waiting for that pork butt to finish, might as well bake bread!

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                • rodkeary
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2017
                  • 146
                  • Port Moody, BC
                  • Weber Genesis
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                  #11
                  My choice would be sourdough.

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                  • Attjack
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                    #12
                    I usually skip the bread altogether.

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                    • BourBonQ
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                      • Oct 2017
                      • 710
                      • Lowcountry of South Carolina
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                      #13
                      Putting something on a bun? Potato rolls.
                      Bread as a side? Plain old sliced white bread.

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                      • Skip
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 2371
                        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                        • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

                        #14
                        Usually a homemade Wheat Hamburger Bun. I just like to bake bread so much so that's what I do.

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                        • smokenoob
                          Club Member
                          • Dec 2017
                          • 766
                          • Gulf Breeze, Florida

                          #15
                          kaiser cause it doesn't have that "big bread" filling feel......kinda melts in your mouth along with the pulled pork. (although, that may be due to my saliva glands being on turbo)

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