I am no expert on BBQ, I grill and dabble with Jerk occasionally. I hear,see and read about the mystical Smoke Ring on some BBQ and know it supposed to illustrate the care and skill the meat has been handled and smoked with....BUT and it's
a big one. I also hear and have seen on the BBQ circuit that the smoke ring can and frequently will be faked using additives and brine.
So the question remains,are all the supposed BBQ aficionados who wax eloquently about the mighty smoke ring being largely hoodwinked by clever pit masters and basically talking out of their collective asses?