Do reheat your BBQ correctly
There's still life in them bones! Tomorrow's barbecue might never be as good as today's, but follow these tips to make sure it's as good as can be.
Do ask questions
Appreciate your meat. Occasionally time shrivels a pitmaster into a crusty old burnt-end, but usually they love to talk about their process. Ask them about the wood they use, their smoker, and how long the meat has been cooking. You'll likely be rewarded with an extra bite or two.
The key to improving as a home cook (especially as an amateur pitmaster!) is practice, practice, and more practice. Also beer, but mostly practice, so if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's National Food and Drink team. He does eat barbecue whenever he can and does not ever turn down a good brisket. Follow him to both moist and lean tweets at @Dannosphere.